Great news for the world of rallying as Toyota adds its name to the list of car manufacturers returning to the sport to promote its brand. Could we see these cars in the APRC Junior Cup next year??
Toyota Japan have homologated the Toyota Vitz (otherwise known as Yaris) into the R1B category. The intention is to bring new drivers into the sport with its low costs, while future plans include higher spec R2 and R3 versions.
This video interview with Mr M Kohno, Group Manager Planning for Toyota Racing Developments outlines the companies plans and the car’s current specification prior to running as Double-Zero car at 2012 APRC Rally Hokkaido. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAmT4AC2owI
Photo: Hirokazu Somemiya