The road to Wrc Since 2015

In 2017, after an 18-year absence, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT returned to the WRC stage. From the chance encounter between MORIZO and Tommi Mäkinen
that brought about the team’s return, to winning the Rally Sweden—where the team got its first victory after 18 years—and up to the present day.
Racing on various road conditions the team has gained extensive experience,
we will take you to look back on the team’s efforts as it works to leverage that experience in making of “ever-better” cars.

CNN「Rally Team!」(6 Videos)

  • Rally Team! – Half-Hour Program

    Rally Team! – Half-Hour Program

  • Rally Team! – story1_Tommi Mäkinen: the flying Finn

    Rally Team! – story1_Tommi Mäkinen: the flying Finn

  • Rally Team! – story2_Inside the TGR garage

    Rally Team! – story2_Inside the TGR garage

  • Rally Team! – story3_Road-testing the Yaris WRC

    Rally Team! – story3_Road-testing the Yaris WRC

  • Rally Team! – story4_Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila

    Rally Team! – story4_Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila

  • Rally Team! – story5_The life of a rally super-fan

    Rally Team! – story5_The life of a rally super-fan


  • When Toyota decided to get back to the world of rally after a 17-year hiatus, Akio Toyoda asked Tommi Mäkinen to develop a car - sharing passion for cars between 2 car guys. “CNN's Rally Team! meet team principal of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and former world rally champion Tommi Mäkinen at his garage in Puuppola, where the team came together in just under two years. Makinen gives us a unique insight into the new Yaris World Rally Car (WRC) and shows us how technology and innovation have informed the car's design and development.(CNN)”


  • “Unlike the controlled environment of circuit racing, rallying embraces the uncertainty that comes with changing road conditions; we go behind-the-scenes of the TOYOTA GAZOO's service garage, where the mental mettle of everyone involved is put to the test. There, we speak with chief engineer Tom Fowler to find out what it takes to run a team at a competitive level.(CNN)”


  • “The World Rally Championship sees state-of-the-art cars compete across a variety of terrains and in all weather conditions, so all competing cars are tested for months to ensure they are ‘rally ready’. Away from the pressured environment of Rally Finland, show host Mark Bolton hits the test track with Team GAZOO star driver Jari-Matti Latvala, to experience the thrill of rally driving on Finland's legendary gravel roads. (CNN)”


  • “With 17 rally wins in his 16-year career, Jari-Matti Latvala is the most experienced driver on team TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. Sitting alongside him is his co-driver, Miikka Anttila, who has been him his partner for over 15 years. We follow the team ahead and during the rally to gain an insight into the relationship between driver and co-driver. (CNN)”


  • “A world championship rally takes place over the course of four days and covers considerable ground - more than 1400 kilometres in Finland - so being a rally fan takes serious planning. Local super-fan Teemu Lampinen, shows us how it’s done. (CNN)”