Toyota Yaris Rally2 Officially Homologated

January 5, 2024Joe Moore

Earlier this week Toyota Gazoo Racing announced the Yaris Rally2 has been officially homologated. 

Can Officially Be Used 

The Toyota Yaris GR Rally2 can officially be used at FIA events this upcoming season. This was expected as Toyota had already started selling the Yaris Rally2 before it was officially homologated. The new version of the Yaris will give Toyota the chance to develop drivers in a car under their own company. As previously they have either used cars from other manufacturers or signed drivers from other teams. Toyota will use this platform to build its next generation of stars. 

Who Will Drive The Yaris Rally2

The full list of drivers that will drive the car for the upcoming season is unknown. However, we do know a few that will contest Rallye Monte-Carlo in the car. This list includes Bryan Bouffier, Sami Pajari, Stephen Lefebvre and Jan Solans. It’s expected this list will grow come January 8th when the official start list for Rallye Monte-Carlo is announced. Solans has already announced he will contest a full WRC2 campaign in the Yaris Rally2. 

What To Expect From The New Toyota

Obviously, the biggest goal for Toyota is to challenge and best Sköda this upcoming season. However, Sköda won’t go down easy. As they have already confirmed Oliver Solberg will drive for the team. Pajari and Solberg battled for position in the WRC2 championship last season. However, Solberg was arguably the fastest driver in WRC2 last season. He just didn’t have the luck to finish out some events. Pajari is entering his second season of competition in WRC2. He is one of the WRC’s best up-and-coming stars. Toyota may have themselves a future World Rally Champion in Pajari. If they play their cards correctly. Who will join Pajari as a Toyota driver in WRC2 is unknown. Lefebvre may be that driver.