Gazoo Toyota Racing are all set for their full-time return to the World Rally Championship starting with the Monte Carlo Rally later this month.
Toyota are returning to the WRC for the first time in 13 years and brought in Jari Matti Latvala and Juho Hanninen to drive for them in 2017. Hanninen’s co-driver is Kaj Lindstrom who was Kimi Raikkonen’s co-driver during the Finn’s time with the Citroen WRC junior team in 2010.
Speaking in October after being announced as one of Toyota’s drivers, Juho Hanninen commented by saying:
This really feels like a dream come true!. “Joining a works team with such potential for a full season is a real opportunity for me. We have been working together since the car’s first outing, so that makes it all the more exciting and motivating. The Yaris WRC is incredible. I can’t wait to get started at the Rallye Monte-Carlo!