Both people and cars are trained and strengthened when they are exposed to conditions that exceed the imagination during competition. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing “hates” to lose, and of course we do not want to lose in WRC.

Akio Toyoda, TGR-WRT Chairman
  1. We were able to train people in extreme conditions.
  2. We developed technologies at a high level.
  3. And we used the knowledge and experience gained as feedback in the development of new production vehicles.

WRC starts


Outright wins


Total podiums


Stage wins



First tier of the rally pyramid.

The WRC is divided into the Drivers’ and Co-drivers’ Championship and the Manufacturers’ Championship. Various types of cars are allowed to compete in WRC, and from 2022 the new specification of Rally1 cars — including the GR YARIS Rally1 HYBRID — will form the top category, taking the place of the World Rally Car rules that were first introduced in 1997 and evolved every few years.

The new technical regulations include the introduction of hybrid power for the first time and the use of a fully sustainable fuel, as well as a simplification of the aerodynamics and transmissions seen on the most recent World Rally Cars. Manufacturers can nominate up to three cars for each rally, and the top two cars contribute points to the manufacturers’ rankings.

Additional teams using Rally1 cars can also enter the championship as a WRC Team. However, they are only permitted to nominate a maximum of two cars for each rally, and must enter at least seven rallies, including one rally that takes place outside Europe.

More information on our Rally1 car can be found under CUSTOMER MOTORSPORT.


#69 Kalle Rovanperä

  • Born: 1 October 2000
  • From: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • WRC Drivers’ Champion in 2022 and 2023
  • Fun fact: Drove his first rally car, a Toyota Starlet, at 8 years old

#69 Jonne Halttunen

#33 Elfyn Evans

#33 Scott Martin

#17 Sébastien Ogier

  • Born: 17 December 1983
  • From: Gap, France
  • 8-time WRC Drivers’ Champion
  • Fun fact: Paid €20 to enter the competition that launched his rally career

#17 Vincent Landais

#18 Takamoto Katsuta

#33 Aaron Johnston


The second tier of the rally pyramid.

The Rally2 category makes up the second tier of the rally pyramid, with performance levels that are second only to the top Rally1 category. Rally2 is intended primarily for customer teams and drivers, with a number of different manufacturers producing and offering cars for competitors.

Like Rally1 cars, all Rally2 cars have four-wheel drive, but have more features in common with their road-going counterparts. This includes engines that must be based on one used in a series production road car.

Rally2 cars are suitable for a wide range of different drivers, from young up-and-coming talents to enthusiastic amateur or ‘gentleman’ drivers. With more than 1000 cars already sold around the world by different manufacturers, competition levels are intense.

It forms the basis for WRC2, the highly competitive secondary class that make up WRC events. It’s also the primary category in the European Rally Championship and numerous other regional and national championships across the globe.

TGR-WRT is excited to have developed its own GR Yaris Rally2 car. More information on our Rally2 can be found under CUSTOMER MOTORSPORT.


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