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Our pursuit of high performance in the WRC

Following two consecutive clean sweeps of manufacturers', drivers' and co-drivers' titles in 2021 and 2022, the sensational Hybrid-powered GR Yaris Rally1 continues to spearhead the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team's quest to push the limits for better on the world's most demanding rally stages.

Make ever-better cars

"The challenge is not only to make a winning car for us, but also to make a winning car for our customers. I asked Norihiko Katsuta to take on this challenge next year in the Japanese Rally Championship. Similar to last year when we started competing in the Japanese Rally Championship with the GR Yaris rally car, we may have some problems at first, but we will continue to refine the car and make it a "championship level car" Akio Toyoda


For the new Rally1 rules introduced for 2022, the team developed the GR YARIS Rally1 HYBRID, which combines the same 1.6-litre turbocharged engine from Yaris WRC with a 3.9 kWh battery and a motor-generator unit (MGU) to provide drivers with over 500 PS. The car has demonstrated its competitive capabilities by winning seven out of 13 rallies, with Rovanperä achieving six of these on his way to being crowned the youngest ever WRC drivers’ champion at the age of 22. The team also defended its manufacturers’ title to complete a historic achievement spanning the WRC’s greatest technical revolution for a generation.


  • Engine

    GI4A (In-line 4-cylinder turbo, direct injection) plus Hybrid Power Unit 
  • Maximum power

    Over 500 PS

    Top speed: 201 kph (Ratio Specific) 

    Length: 4225mm (incl. aero device)

    Width: 1875mm

    Height: Adjustable

    Track width: Adjustable

    Wheelbase: 2630mm

    Minimum weight: 1260kg

All roads lead to better


Twisty turns, unforgiving roads and durable hard tyres. Lowered suspension is a must-have for high-speed events such as Rally Estonia. 


Rutted roads, rocky tracks and a range of tyre compounds. Raised gravel suspension is crucial for hot weather events such as Rally Greece and Rally Mexico. 


Frozen roads, snow banks and studded tyres. A loose-surface suspension setup is essential for sub zero events such as Rally Sweden.

GR Yaris. Endless exhilaration

Developed with the experts at TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, GR Yaris brings leading motorsport technology and know-how to the road. Incorporating a powerful 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo engine, advanced GR-FOUR 4WD system and lightweight 3-door body, GR Yaris is born from WRC to deliver endless exhilaration on the roads you tackle. 

“Two years ago, I asked Jari-Matti for one thing: to create a professional team with a family-like atmosphere. The other day, for the first time, I was able to spend time with the team. During that time, I truly felt that the team, including myself, was a family. No matter what we talked about, it always ended up being about cars. I feel like we are the "most car-loving family in the world," which is something you can't find anywhere else- "Akio Toyoda"

Meet the team

Led by Jari-Matti Latvala, the most experienced driver in WRC history, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team fields a four-crew line-up in its 2023 campaign, as it set its sights on a third successive WRC triple crown following a successful debut season in 2022 for its GR YARIS Rally1 HYBRID.

  • Akio Toyoda

    Team founder /president Toyota Motor Corporation

  • Jari-Matti Latvala

    Team Principal

Car #69
  • Driver : Kalle Rovanperä

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 Pro champion (2019), 5th in WRC (2020), 4th in WRC (2021), World Rally Champion, six wins (2022)

  • Co-Driver : Jonne Halttunen

    Country: Finland

    Highlights: WRC 2 Pro champion (2019), 5th in WRC (2020), 4th in WRC (2021), World Rally Champion, six wins (2022)

Car #33
  • Driver : Elfyn Evans

    Country: UK

    Highlights: First WRC win Britain (2017), WRC runner-up, two wins (2020, 2021)

  • Co-Driver : Scott Martin

    Country: UK

    Highlights: First WRC podium Finland (2016), WRC runner-up, two wins (2020, 2021)

Car #17
  • Driver : Sébastien Ogier

    Country: France 

    Highlights: Six consecutive WRC titles (2013-18), Seventh WRC drivers’ title (2020), Eighth WRC drivers’ title (2021)


  • Co-Driver : Vincent Landais

    Country: France

    Highlights: WRC 2 champion, two wins (2019), 11th in WRC, best result 4th (2022)

Car #18
  • Driver : Takamoto Katsuta

    Country: Japan

    Highlights: 7th in WRC, one podium (2021), 5th in WRC, two podiums (2022)

  • Co-Driver : Aaron Johnston

    Country: Ireland

    Highlights: First events in World Rally Car (2021), 5th in WRC, two podiums (2022)

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