Toyota GR achieves double podium finish in Monte Carlo
The Toyota GAZOO Racing (GR) World Rally Team achieved a double podium finish at Monte Carlo Rally recently, during the first event with its all-new driver line-up. Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans finished second and third respectively during the opening event of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) following strong performances on their Toyota Yaris WRC debuts.
The next race of the season is Rally Sweden, which takes place from February 13-16. The WRC's only full-winter event, this challenging race takes place on snow and ice and was a founding round of the world championship in 1973. It was also the scene of the Toyota Yaris WRC's maiden victory in 2017, and a second win for the team followed in 2019.
Over the years, Toyota has been participating in many different forms of motorsports, including Formula One, the World Endurance Championship, and the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. Toyota’s participation in these events was overseen by separate entities within the company until April 2015, when Toyota established GR to consolidate all of its motorsports activities under one in-house brand. Representing Toyota’s belief that ‘the roads build the people, and the people build the cars,’ GR highlights the role of motorsports as a fundamental pillar of Toyota’s commitment to making ‘ever-better’ cars. Harnessing years of experience gained under the extreme conditions of various motorsports events, GR aims to forge new technologies and solutions that bring the freedom, adventure, and joy of driving to everyone.