I was not going to bluff Tommi Mäkinen when he announced after the first
test Toyota Yaris WRC 2017 the testing program of the computer is going to
intensify. Weeks later, Toyota Gazoo Racing unfolded its team of test and
with two chassis of the new World Rally Car was able to double his work. While
a block of the test team remained in Finland to continue with the
test near the base of the team, the rest of the members of the training
moved to the south of Europe. After several visits to Catalunya, this week the
Toyota Yaris WRC tested simultaneously in Finland and Portugal.
Tommi Makinen has become the dashboard of the Yaris WRC in the fast sections of Finland, although in this occasion, has counted with the invaluable help of Jarkko Nikara, another of the Finnish pilots recruited for the cause. During three days the skipper of the team and the young rider have alternated at the wheel of a Toyota Yaris WRC that, in principle, has not received aerodynamic updates. In this aspect, it seems that the chassis ‘∞ / 0 x 1’ is being the chosen one to test with in greater detail in the performance of the engine and the suspensions.
For his part, the chassis ‘∞ / 0 x 2’ is in Portugal in a few test that have to Juho Hänninen as the protagonist. For the occasion, the team Toyota Gazoo Racing has shifted to the area of Ribeira de Pena to evaluate the performance of the Toyota Yaris WRC in a sections much slower, revirados and with a remarkable layer of loose gravel, typical scene of several tests of the World. No such requirement for the engine or suspension as in the test, finns, the team has focused on the set up of the vehicle and assess brake components, amen to test small updates.
In this aspect, Juho Hänninen confirmed to several media
local the work done by the team, emphasizing the constant development
that has suffered the World Rally Car japanese in each of the occasions that has
had the opportunity to get to their commanders. The finn, still without a
contract signed with the Toyota Gazoo Racing but with great options of be
pilot owner of the team in 2017, confirmed that it has taken a step forward in
all aspects of the car and even the engine has been improved, although, as is
logical Hänninen has not given more clues about it.