The Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Team has paid tribute to Craig Breen ahead of this weekend’s Rally Croatia.
Breen died following an accident on Thursday while testing for Rally Croatia with Hyundai.
Akio Toyoda (TGR-WRT Chairman) / Koji Sato (President, Toyota Motor Corporation)
On behalf of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, we would like to express our heartfelt sadness following the sudden passing of Craig Breen. We would also like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and everyone at Hyundai Motorsport.
Jari-Matti Latvala (Team Principal)
“Along with the rest of the WRC family, we are truly saddened following the sudden loss of Craig Breen. As well as being a top driver, Craig was a real enthusiast for rallying, and we shared the same passion for old rally cars and for the history of our sport. As we prepare for the next rally, our thoughts are with Craig’s family, friends and his colleagues within the service park.
We know that the Croatia Rally can be a very challenging event: last year the conditions were extremely difficult, and even in the dry there is still a lot of dirt brought onto the road. It has been a good rally for us on our previous two visits and, together with our drivers, we will try our best to make it another successful weekend. As championship leader, Seb will be first on the road and this is a good starting point. Kalle had one of his best performances last year in Croatia, showing how good he is when the conditions get difficult, and we know Elfyn can also be strong whenever grip levels are changing a lot.”