Rugged test of Toyota and M-Sport in Barcelona

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The tests that have been completed this week, both Toyota Gazoo Racing and M-Sport in the province of Barcelona will not be remembered by
none of the two teams for their special productivity. Both the team
Tommi Mäkinen as the preparer of Cumbria have had various problems
technical
during the test days that have slowed the
pace of work on the new Toyota Yaris WRC, and also the Ford Fiesta RS WRC model, which however has presented a high evolution level
aerodynamic. All in all, Engine.it has been a witness of the incidents in both
tests
.

Toyota Gazoo Racing has continued testing on gravel with the Toyota Yaris WRC, a model that is becoming less new, but on this occasion he was wearing small details aerodynamic in your behind. Hänninen has been the
pilot officer to get to the controls of the car
and also a protagonist of the greatest mishap
the team is already in a curve impacting with a large rock which damaged
the front left suspension
of the Yaris WRC. The margin of this incident,
the team of Tommi Mäkinen also had to stop your test to change parts
spot, in addition to deal with the rain during the day on Thursday.

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For his part, a lot more chaotic was the test of M-Sport. The
team led by Malcolm Wilson opted to try on asphalt, but the
reality is that the image of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC towed has been a
constant
. It’s understandable since it was the first session
test with the new specification, aerodynamics, what is certain is that the stops
in the past the stage were prolonged. All in all, the Fiesta RS WRC has
shown a picture much more radical with splitter, bumper, air intakes,
wheel arches, spoiler and diffuser new
.

Among the problems that you have experienced M-Sport during these tests on the roads of Barcelona, we can enumerate breakdowns
recurrent motor and the differential
throughout the Wednesday, a problem in the box
changes
that forced a break of almost two hours during the day
Thursday and a little touch that forced him to be stopped at the Ford Fiesta RS WRC
during two hours in the noon of their own Thursday. This fact finished
hold back the plans of M-Sport and Ott Tanak as when I repaired the car a strong
storm prevented that the work should continue as normal
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