GAZOO Racing Australia: Toyota announces new GAZOO Racing rally team

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Because Toyota Australia are awesome and all about supporting talent where it’s found, they’ve announced something new and exciting for drivers around the country.

Toyota is significantly boosting its support for local motorsport, announcing the formation of a factory-backed Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia rally team to campaign two Yaris AP4 rally cars in the Australian Rally Championship.

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In case the excitement of the T86RS tour around Australia recently wasn’t enough to get you going, or reading about the hottest Toyota SUV, the C-HR 2WD Koba, doesn’t get you going, then perhaps this news will:┬áThe new rally team will make its debut with leading Australian driver Harry Bates behind the wheel of the Yaris at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour from November 15-18.

The philosophy that underpins Toyota GAZOO Racing is that it runs the global motorsports program including the leading World Rally Championship team, which in turn, feeds into its development of their new sports and performance cars.

Harry Bates is a super talented driver who comes from Australian rallying royalty with his father, Neal, having won four Australian titles driving his legendary Celica GT-Four in the 1990s and then the Corolla S2000 in 2008.

Find out more about the new venture at the Toyota Australia website.

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