Sebastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanpera unveiled their 2020 Global Rally Championship (WRC) Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris WRC in entrance in their Eastern enthusiasts and media this morning on the Tokyo Auto Salon.
That is the primary time that this WRC staff has began its 12 months in Japan earlier than tackling the primary spherical of the WRC on 23 January with Rallye Monte-Carlo.
With an all new motive force/co-driver line-up for his or her fourth season in WRC, Toyota Gazoo Racing objectives to carry the staff extra good fortune this season.
Ogier/Julien Ingrassia, Evans/Scott Martin and Rovanpera/Jonne Halttunen supply a powerful staff for this season, and the Toyota Yaris WRC brings with it new tendencies, a weight loss and an uprated engine.
In 2018, this staff received the coveted FIA WRC Producer’s identify and Ott Tanak introduced additional good fortune closing 12 months through claiming the Drivers’ championship.
Crew Foremost Tommi Makinen spoke on the release: “It’s nice to be in Japan to release our season with our new drivers. We’re truly having a look ahead to the WRC returning to Japan this 12 months, so it’s great to start out the season right here in conjunction with a variety of Eastern automotive enthusiasts.
“At the outdoor, our automotive seems to be very similar to earlier than, and we’re most commonly retaining the similar bundle that was once robust in many various prerequisites closing 12 months.
“However we’re all the time operating to make some small enhancements to make it even higher, and we can pass into this season with a lighter and extra tough automotive. I’m assured that our proficient new drivers will briefly really feel relaxed and that we will purpose prime once more this season.”
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