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Toyota GR Yaris to spawn new Subaru hot hatch?

The Toyota GR Yaris was launched with much fanfare last year, with the rally-bred hot hatch proving incredibly popular amongst enthusiasts. Developed by Toyota’s Gazoo Racing motorsport arm, the GR Yaris features a turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It churns out an impressive 200kW and …

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Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC ready for rally debut at Rallye Monte Carlo

Hyundai Motorsport’s i20 Coupe WRC is ready to begin the 2017 season at the Rallye Monte-Carlo later this week. The new car has been built to meet revised technical regulations introduced for this year’s competition. Launched at a static media event in Monza last month, Hyundai Motorsport’s new car had …

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Toyota unveils 2017 Yaris WRC race car

Toyota will return to the 2017 World Rally Championship after a 17 years hiatus with its new generation Yaris WRC race car to be driven by Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen. Lead driver Latvala – a three-time runner-up in the WRC alongside co-driver Miikka Anttila – has invaluable experience with …

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Volkswagen ends WRC season with record 12 wins

The icing on the cake at the end of the season – the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Volkswagen set a new record for the number of wins in one single season. Win number eight of the year for newly-crowned World Rally Champions* Sébastien Ogier/Julien …

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