(MENAFN – JCN NewsWire) Takamoto Katsuta returns to the WRC at Rally Estonia
Toyota Town, Japan, Jul 10, 2020 – (JCN Newswire) – The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC Problem Program will resume when the 2020 FIA Global Rally Championship season restarts at Rally Estonia on September 4-6, with up-and-coming Eastern motive force Takamoto Katsuta to take part at the back of the wheel of a Toyota Yaris WRC.
Throughout the WRC Problem Program, which goals to increase Eastern rallying skill, Katsuta is coaching in opposition to the purpose of changing into a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Global Rally Workforce motive force. Previous in 2020, he took phase in Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden within the Yaris WRC, earlier than his marketing campaign was once interrupted by way of the limitations round COVID-19 and next adjustments to the WRC calendar.
Following the affirmation of a revised 2020 WRC agenda, Katsuta will now compete in Rally Estonia–a new addition to the championship–as neatly as contesting Rallye Deutschland, Rally Italia Sardegna and his house match Rally Japan as at first deliberate. As earlier than, Katsuta’s purpose thru those 4 occasions can be to achieve an important revel in and reveal development towards the most efficient rally drivers on the planet.
Tommi M?kinen (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Rally Problem Program manager)
“We’re very a lot taking a look ahead to resuming the 2020 season quickly and I’m more than happy that we can have Takamoto with us for Rally Estonia. This is a rally that are meant to swimsuit his revel in and his strengths. On the similar time, it is going to be his first WRC match for lots of months, so we don’t be expecting it to be simple. We will be able to supply him with a while within the Toyota Yaris WRC earlier than then to lend a hand him to get again up to the mark, which can be vital for this sort of rapid rally.”
“I’m happy that the WRC will after all restart from September. I can take part in Rally Estonia which is a brand new match on our agenda, and I’m thankful for this chance. All the way through this era with none rallies I’m targeting my bodily coaching and on e-Sports activities to ensure I’m in the most efficient situation for returning to pageant. Thanks to everybody in your persevered give a boost to.”
Motive force Profile
Born in Aichi, Japan on March 17, 1993. Katsuta drove in his first kart race on the age of 12 and at age 18 he received the Formulation Problem Japan (FCJ). He positioned 2nd within the F3 sequence at age 20, and because 2014 he has competed in F3 along with notching his first JN5 magnificence win within the 8th spherical of the Eastern Rally Championship. Within the 7th spherical of the 2017 FIA Global Rally Championship (Italy), he took his first podium by way of completing 3rd within the WRC2 magnificence. In 2018 he received Rally Sweden, the second one spherical of Global Rally Championship within the WRC2 magnificence. In 2019 he received WRC2 on Rally Chile, and he claimed two wins within the Finnish Rally Championship earlier than beginning his first WRC occasions in a Toyota Yaris WRC in Germany and Spain.
About Toyota Motor Company
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