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GP Week : Issue 154
HE'S BACK! Toyota Motorsport in South Africa is planning to design and build a Yaris S2000 car according to local competition regulations, for use in their national rally championship. Carrying on a tradition of innovative rally engineering that has characterised their national sport for around 30 years, the car is to be fitted with a new normally- aspirated all-aluminium 2-litre engine. It will be extensively tested before being submitted for a national homologation process. Toyota South Africa built and developed the very first Super 2000 cars, for national competition use, before the formula became internationally popular. Meanwhile there is little definite news elsewhere about official Toyota rally projects beyond the GT86 national championship car in Japan and the hope eventually to homologate at the FIA a club level Yaris in Group R1 later in the year. Yaris is go – in South Africa 44 year-old double world rally champion Marcus Gronholm is to return to active competition with a six-round programme of rallycross in America, driving a Fiesta for the Best Buy Racing rallycross team run by Olsberg Motor Sport Evolution. This series includes participation in the celebrated X-Games event in Los Angeles at the end of June. The long awaited debut of the first rally sports car to run under the FIA’s Class 4 R-GT rules has been delayed for the second time. Firstly the homologation of the Lotus Exige S was not ready in time for the originally intended debut at the European championship Mille Miglia Rally in April. Now it has missed the closing date for entries for the European championship Croatia Rally (24-26 May). It is especially disappointing for the sponsor of the Lotus Exige S car intended to be driven by Bernardo Sousa. This is the United Business company, which is based in Croatia. Claudio Berro, Director of Lotus Racing, said “the FIA homologation is on the way but not ready yet for the event closing date.” Lotus miss second homologation deadline WRC >>> NEWS 13 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: