The caravan of the WRC has changed the chip. After cleaving the sections of land of high-speed Rally Finlnadia, drivers and teams have begun preparing for the Rally of Germany, first test that competes on asphalt since April, when he won the Tour de Corse. As is logical, it requires a preparation extra, which results in specific tests. The last manufacturers to begin these tests have been Toyota and M-Sport, every time that Citroën Racing has already completed its first test few days ago and Hyundai Motorsport already has two tests on asphalt with his WRC.
Toyota gets ‘drunk’ of success at the Rally of Germany. The Yaris WRC showed a spectacular performance in Finland and it earned him the team of Tommi Mäkinen to get the victory of Esapekka Lappi and a podium with Juho Hänninen. However, the asphalt is another story and hence the brand has started a session of test which will last for several days. Jari-Matti Latvala has been uploaded to the Toyota Yaris WRC during the first two days of the test. The finn was taken to the limit to the World Rally Car of the Finnish team in the featureless stretches between the vineyards of the appointment German.
Esapekka Lappi and Juho Hänninen will relay to your partner in the next few days in order to be able to take ‘feeling’ with the Toyota Yaris WRC in setting up asphalt. Same task is taking place Elfyn Evans, in this case with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC of M-Sport. Welsh was the other driver that reached the podium in the Rally of Finland and also has started specific testing for the Rally of Germany, being the first pilot of M-Sport, which is applied for this purpose. Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier, in full resolution of your future, give continuity to his work.
One of the images curious who has left this aspect of the test M-Sport has been see Elfyn Evans test a Ford Fiesta with the colors of Red Bull, livery which in normal conditions can only belong to Sébastien Ogier as a sponsorship. However, Elfyn Evans is also a pilot Red Bull and there is no problem in that use this unit of the Ford with the colors of the brand of energy drinks, although they usually compete with the colors of DMACK. it Is very likely that this situation does not repeat itself in the case of Ott Tanak.