Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team are looking forward to this weekend’s Rally Turkey this weekend following a strong Rally Estonia where Sebastien Ogier came home in third. Speaking ahead of the event, Team Principal Tommi Makinen said:

“Rally Turkey is a very demanding event with really tough road conditions. It is true that it has not been our strongest event up until now, even though we won there in 2018 when it was new for everybody. However, we have been doing a lot of work since last year’s event, concentrating on improving our package for conditions like those that we face in Turkey. We know that our car is now much better in these conditions compared to last year and I think that we can be confident of a good rally.”

Sebastien Ogier commented saying:

I obviously have some good memories of Turkey from last year when Julien and I won the rally. To repeat this result this time is not going to be easy: It is a tough rally for everybody, but for us opening the road it will be especially challenging I’m sure. But I’m actually excited to see what we can do with the Yaris WRC. We had some very good tests recently to prepare for the event, and I believe we have definitely made some improvements and some steps forward with the car, so let’s see what we do

Elfyn Evans commented saying:

Rally Turkey is always a difficult event and it will be quite a stark contrast to the fast roads that we had in Estonia: It’s a lot more slow-speed and a different character altogether. It is sure to be very hot and very physically demanding for the crews, and also very demanding on the cars. We need to be ready to adapt to that. We did some testing in Greece a few weeks ago to prepare and the car felt pretty good, so we hope that will transfer to a good feeling on the rally

Kalle Rovanpera commented saying:

The roads in Turkey are very rough and I think that these conditions are generally quite difficult for me: I haven’t done so many rallies like this yet in my career, although I did do Rally Turkey last year in WRC2 so I have a little bit of experience of what the rally is like. It seems that the team has made a very big step from last year with the car and I think we should be better now in these types of conditions. I hope that we can all show good pace there

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