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    Post Toyota unveils entry-level WRC Yaris

    Toyota will return to rallying with an entry-level Yaris which will make its first public outing in Rally Germany later this month.

    The TMG Yaris R1A has been developed as an entry-level machine priced at approximately €22,500.



    Toyota said the car will be able to compete in the World Rally Championship under the R1A regulations once it is homologated by the FIA before the end of the year.

    The Yaris will run as 'zero car' duriung Rallye Deutschland and it will be driven by Isolde Holderied.

    "It is a great thrill for TMG to return to rallying, a discipline in which we enjoyed a great deal of success in the past," said Toyota Motorsport president Yoshiaki Kinoshita.

    "The TMG Yaris R1A is a completely different project compared to our WRC past; it is an affordable but exciting car which makes rallying's major events accessible to a whole range of participants.

    "We have already received numerous enquiries about this car so we know there is a huge appetite in the rally world for a new Toyota; I hope this is the start of a new rally dynasty at TMG."

    click: autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101788


    ....Toyota expects it to become the first car in the world to be awarded FIA R1A (up to 1400cc) homologation. This qualifies the car to compete on regional, national and international competitions all the way up to FIA World Rally Championship level.


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    Wow, $28k (give or take) for a fully prepared factory built rally car? Wonder if that is completely turnkey or just the basics.
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    It's probably just for a pile of parts, sans car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    "It is a great thrill for TMG to return to rallying, a discipline in which we enjoyed a great deal of success in the past, thanks in no small part to occasional clever cheating," said Toyota Motorsport president Yoshiaki Kinoshita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555;419749[COLOR=#3e3e3e
    "It is a great thrill for TMG to be springing into restricted air streams in our return to rallying, a restricted discipline in which our expanded equipment resources allowed our teams to stretch into a great deal of success in the past," said Toyota Motorsport president Yoshiaki Kinoshita expansively...
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    Will you be able to import it to the US, I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Will you be able to import it to the US, I wonder.
    Would you want to? How useful/competitive would an R1 car (1.4L or less) be in North America?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceAddict View Post
    Would you want to? How useful/competitive would an R1 car (1.4L or less) be in North America?
    Does the stuff work with our 1.5L cars is my question!
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    if You've seen what's been racing in the states, Yes an R1 yaris would be fairly competitive.

    and R1 yaris (if you cherry picked) could be the fastest car at a few select events.

    I was on pace to win NNR OA , in a 125 WHP impreza tipping the scales at 2750 Ish
    I was only a little off the pace at Mendocino (1/2 second a mile) losing to a G2 car (24xx lbs, guessing at 150 Whp)

    so .. it depends on which event per say
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