The all-new GR Yaris Rally2, the first-ever customer car produced by Toyota Gazoo Racing, is currently undergoing the homologation process. The car made its first public appearance at the FORUM8 Rally Japan in 2022 and has since undergone an extensive development programme in preparation for its competition debut.
Latvala, who has been actively involved in the car’s testing regime, stated that the team aims to produce 40 to 50 GR Yaris Rally2 cars at its Jyväskylä factory in 2024, with up to five destined for the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo (25 – 28 January).
“Next year we are planning and hoping to build between 40 and 50 cars in Finland,” Latvala told WRC.com. “Our target is to provide five cars for Monte-Carlo, so we will try to provide pretty much four cars per month.
“We have a big list of people who are interested [in purchasing the cars], but it’s not like we have been able to confirm their orders. First, I must say that the first two events are the most important for us, Monte-Carlo and Sweden, that we can provide the cars there for the top-level drivers.”