In our spacious Jyväskylä headquarters we nurture the expertise for developing new technologies, not just for world level rallying but also for new innovations in the automotive industry.

TGR-WRT is made up of dedicated specialists who are highly passionate about rallying. A team of 200+ colleagues in Finland work closely with over 100+ colleagues around the world, bringing together different nationalities and backgrounds from various industries. All with a passion for making ever-better cars. A team coming together under Toyota’s ‘I love cars!’ spirit as we work diligently towards our goals.


The meaning of GAZOO

Today, “GAZOO” refers to the word “Garage”, a very intimate place where people work together to improve the smallest details, with the aim of delivering ever-better cars and services for each customer, in each garage. As such, the name embodies the spirit that drives TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team.

The origin of the name goes back nearly 20 years to the creation of, a website gathering images of the vehicles in stock at each dealership. Its name, “GAZOO”, was derived from the Japanese word “gaz” which means image or photo. The use of images on a website revolutionary for the automotive industry in Japan in the mid-1990s and helped consumers find the best deal available. This is where the GAZOO philosophy of providing ever-better cars to the Toyota customer originates.


Motorsport, Engineering, Design and Development

Warehouse and Purchasing

Receiving, dispatching, and storing parts, consumables and other equipment. Coordinating items in time to remote stores for events & tests, freight planning. Co-operation with suppliers, quotation requests, order handlings and delivery tracking.

Body Panel, fabrication, machining and sub-assembly

Building and repairing body panel assemblies such as doors, bumpers, guards etc. Fabrication and machining of car parts for rallies and prototype parts for tests with water jet, DMG Mori 3 and 5-axis milling, CNC lathe etc.


Heart of the factory with 13 car bay areas. The place where all other department works come together to build and rebuild Rally1, Rally2, recce and test cars.

Chassis shop

Rally1 and Rally2 chassis fabrication and repairing with mainly Tig and MAG welding machines, FARO arm 3D-measuring tools on flat beds and JIG tables.


Manufacturing and checking electrical components such as main and other wiring looms, centre consoles, steering wheels, head and taillights, sensors etc.

Hydraulics and Transmission

Building and repairing hydraulic parts, gearboxes, and rear diffs. Using mainly power steering pumps and tanks, hydraulic units and hybrid pumps.


Inspecting every new part arrived at factory. Inspect and measure used chassis parts with 3D coordinate measuring machine and scan each car before every event for legality.

Design and engineering

Design car parts with CAD software and making sure car is reliable, also solving technical issues. Analysing car data during and after each test/race event and resume car behaving according to environment and drivers driving style. Propose solutions to improve car performance.

*Only the engine is developed and manufactured in Köln.


Indispensable background forces without which no team member or car would get to a test or race event, no emails will be sent, nor the team having work gear or the car its colourful livery. It includes departments of IT, Finance, Travel, Marketing, and Human Resources.