Published on January 14th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team Ready for 2019
The 2019 FIA World Rally Championship season has been launched today in front of thousands of motorsport fans at the Autosport International show in Birmingham, England. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is in attendance with its manufacturers’ championship-winning Yaris WRC car and its full squad of drivers and co-drivers.
Joining the team for this year is the British crew of Kris Meeke and his new co-driver Seb Marshall, and the Autosport International show―a popular annual curtain-raiser to the motorsport season―represents their first official appearance on home ground with the team.
The pair join Ott Tänak/Martin Järveoja and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila, who last year helped Toyota to claim the manufacturers’ title in just the second season of its return to the WRC.
Key to that success were developments made to improve the Yaris WRC throughout the season based upon the lessons gained from previous rallies. These developments have been carried through to the beginning of the 2019 season, which gets underway with Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 24-27.