Inside Toyota’s new WRC dream factory where rally conquerers come to life
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Inside Toyota’s new WRC dream factory where rally conquerers come to life

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Toyota locked out the top four places in the World Rally Championship's recent Safari Rally Kenya in a clear indication of its GR Yaris Rally1 hybrid's pace and durability. Autosport was recently given a tour of the new factory where its cars are designed, tested and built, and it reveals much about the commitment of the Japanese marque to continued WRC success

When Toyota found itself searching for a new base for its World Rally Championship team, one could argue a central European location would seem most logical. The manufacturer’s stunning Cologne factory, which housed its former Formula 1 team, would surely be an ideal candidate? But the powers that be selected the Finnish city of Jyvaskyla for its new WRC dream factory, and for Toyota it has proven to make perfect sense.

Located approximately 300 miles from the Arctic circle, Jyvaskyla is a rally city and the long-time home of Rally Finland. It has also been the headquarters of Toyota’s WRC programme since the Japanese manufacturer elected to return to the WRC in 2017.

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