Mercedes Components 1 driving force Valtteri Bottas examined a Toyota Yaris WRC automotive on Friday on the Eastern producer’s manufacturing facility staff’s common take a look at website online.
Bottas made his aggressive rallying debut aboard a Ford Fiesta WRC in January’s Arctic Rally and has since examined M-Recreation’s Fiesta R5.
Toyota Gazoo Racing wearing director Kaj Lindstrom advised Motorsport.com that Bottas’ trip within the Yaris used to be only for amusing.
Lindstrom joked: “There is not any contract. He used to be glad within the Arctic Rally, however we now have the most efficient automotive and he sought after to check out it!”
Toyota’s common drivers Ott Tanak, Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala had finished their operating forward of subsequent month’s Rally Finland and the take a look at staff used to be saved on for yet one more day.
“The take a look at with Valtteri used to be deliberate and he simply drove the take a look at automotive after the opposite guys at a highway with reference to Jyvaskyla.”
Bottas used to be co-driven at the take a look at by way of two-time international champion Timo Rautiainen.
The 29-year-old inspired M-Recreation together with his tempo in a Fiesta R5 when he drove it within the south of France previous this season.
Bottas’ countryman and M-Recreation driving force Teemu Suninen used to be left in for sure that he may compete to a top degree in rallying.
“What he did in Arctic used to be spectacular,” Suninen advised Motorsport.com. “It could be great to look him in every other rally and excellent to look how he may compete – it’s attention-grabbing to look drivers coming from different [disciplines], particularly when they’re probably the most best possible on the planet.”
Valtteri Bottas is trying out Toyota Yaris WRC
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