Toyota Yaris WRC Rallye Monte Carlo preview

17.01.2020: Toyota Yaris WRC trio get started a brand new bankruptcy with a vintage problem

The all-new driving force line-up of Sbastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanper will glance to make a favorable get started aboard the Toyota Yaris WRC when the 2020 FIA Global Rally Champion

Toyota Yaris WRC trio get started a brand new bankruptcy with a vintage problem

The all-new driving force line-up of Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä will glance to make a favorable get started aboard the Toyota Yaris WRC when the 2020 FIA Global Rally Championship will get underway with one of the crucial game’s maximum iconic and critical occasions, Rallye Monte-Carlo (January 23-26).

Ogier will start his quest for a 7th international identify on a rally that’s primarily based out of the Frenchman’s homeland of Hole and one who he’s gained in each and every of the closing six years. Staff-mate and confirmed rally winner Evans may also goal a powerful begin to a thrilling new bankruptcy in his occupation, whilst younger skill Kalle Rovanperä makes his eagerly-anticipated debut at rallying’s very best point.

Rallye Monte-Carlo supplies a difficult position for the trio to become familiar with their new environment within the warmth of WRC pageant. The oldest rally within the calendar, first run in 1911, is infamous for its tough changeable stipulations which is able to vary from dry asphalt to snow and ice – every now and then inside a unmarried degree. This makes tyre selection a crucial issue right through the development, with drivers depending on their ice-note crews to supply them with the most recent data on degree stipulations.

Shakedown takes position with regards to the Hole provider park on Wednesday afternoon earlier than the rally begins from Monaco’s well-known harbour on Thursday, adopted by means of two levels in darkness at the as far back as Hole. The primary of those, Malijai – Puimichel, used to be closing utilized in 1994.

A repeated loop of 3 levels on Friday comprises the brand new Saint-Clément – Freissinières check to the north east of Hole. Saturday has two well known levels each run two times previous to the lengthy adventure again to Monaco for the overall day, which incorporates two passes over the mythical Col de Turini in addition to the Los angeles Cabanette – Col de Braus Energy Level.


Tommi Mäkinen (Staff Important)

“Rallye Monte-Carlo is at all times a thrilling tournament at the beginning of a brand new season, and it will have to be particularly fascinating this yr with many drivers in numerous automobiles, and in our case a fully new line-up. This can be a rally that we’re but to win as a crew, however we have now completed at the podium each and every time and our efficiency there was sturdy. Sébastien’s document in this tournament is good and he has gained it in many various automobiles, so I’m certain that he’ll be within the battle once more despite the fact that he’ll nonetheless be getting to understand our automotive.

I feel it is going to be an identical for Elfyn, who has proven just right velocity at the Monte earlier than. For Kalle, alternatively, there might be completely no drive, as a result of this can be a in point of fact exhausting rally to make your debut on and one the place you wish to have to have enjoy. However I’m assured that as a crew we will be able to get a powerful end result to start our problem for this yr’s championship.”

Sébastien Ogier/ Julien Ingrassia

Sébastien Ogier (Motive force automotive 17)

“I’m excited to begin my first rally within the Toyota Yaris WRC. Each automotive has other traits and it takes some kilometres to be informed about them, however up to now it’s been just right within the checks. We need to battle for a 7th identify this yr, and I imagine we will be able to have an excellent chance with this automotive.

 Rallye Monte-Carlo is an tournament with particular feelings for me. I keep in mind on the finish of the 1990s, coming to spectate and Tommi used to be profitable so much – he used to be the primary idol I had in rallying. Myself and Julien clearly have an overly sturdy document too, and yearly there’s an increasing number of drive to check out and proceed that. It’s at all times a large problem and one who I without a doubt revel in.”

Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin

Elfyn Evans (Motive force automotive 33)

“I’m taking a look ahead to Rallye Monte-Carlo and my first tournament with Toyota. That is the primary time in my WRC occupation that I’ve modified groups, however everyone’s been very welcoming and I’ve were given a just right feeling within the automotive, so I’m occupied with the season forward. My first time riding the Yaris WRC used to be in our check for the Monte in December, and relatively temporarily I used to be ready to get a pleasant feeling and a few just right self belief.

In this tournament the problem is at all times the variability of stipulations you’ll most likely face. Whilst you’re putting in place the automobile, you wish to have one thing that will provide you with self belief and I feel we’ve were given some just right choices with that during thoughts.”

Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen

Kalle Rovanperä (Motive force automotive 69)

“Rallye Monte-Carlo might be a unique tournament for me. It’s a large step up from an R5 automotive, with much more energy and downforce, however up to now I’ve discovered the Yaris WRC to be relatively simple to power within the checks. Nonetheless, I’ve so much to be informed and I feel it is going to take a couple of rallies to in point of fact adapt to the automobile and the way the whole lot works. I will be able to wish to suppose another way at first of the season, and I am hoping that I will be able to have the endurance for this.

I feel Monte-Carlo isn’t the very best position first of all a brand new automotive and a brand new crew. The elements is converting always and you can’t at all times have the appropriate tyre selection for the stipulations. It is going to be a large problem for us, however with a bit of luck we will be able to make it via.”


The statistics (Rallye Monte-Carlo):

Yr    Sébastien Ogier    Elfyn Evans    Kalle Rovanperä
2019    1    DNF    18
2018    1    6    11
2017    1    6    –
2016    1    8    –
2015    1    7    –
2014    1    6    –

*Kalle Rovanperä entered with R5 simplest previous to 2020

What took place closing yr?

Ott Tänak led for Toyota early on, and after preventing to switch a wheel he produced a excellent fightback to complete 3rd. Jari-Matti Latvala used to be 5th whilst Kris Meeke used to be 6th and gained the Energy Level in his first rally with the crew: one among 9 quickest instances set by means of the Toyota Yaris WRC around the 16 levels.

 – Stephan Lesuisse, footage Toyota

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