Tommi Makinen has already decided. According to various media finns, Juho Hänninen and Esapekka Lappi will be the drivers of Toyota’s Gazoo Racing in 2017, season debut of the Toyota Yaris WRC in the World Championship Rally and the return of the japanese firm to a category that has reaped great successes in the past. In the absence of official confirmation, it might as well get with the occasion of the Paris motor show next September 28, it seems that the training has already chosen two of the three pilots that will be uploaded to the Toyota Yaris WRC next year.
it should Be recalled that Toyota Gazoo Racing will only have two Toyota Yaris WRC in the inaugural race of the championship, extending its program to a third unit in subsequent appointments. And as expected, Juho Hänninen will be in charge of piloting one of them. However, the Finnish driver was confirmed weeks ago after being a key part and the great protagonist of the development of the World Rally Car of the brand. Your work will have prize and Juho Hänninen will be a pilot holder of a trademark after competing in specific tests with Hyundai Motorsport in 2014.
, Esapekka Lappi will make the leap to the premier class in the WRC. The also pilot suomi announced two weeks ago that his stage in Skoda Motorsport had ended when you consider that all stages of learning with the Fabia R5 were complete. From that moment on it was placed to the champion of European Rally in 2014 in the orbit of Toyota Gazoo Racing, to such an extent that some in the media pointed to that Lappi had already tested the Toyota Yaris WRC in one of the test team in Finland after getting to know the facilities of the team of Tommi Mäkinen.