Introducing the teams

About Toyota Gazoo

“There are aspects of making ever-better cars that can only be realised via competing in the extreme environment of racing”. Toyota has had an employee team in the AJRC since 2015, to “train people and train cars”. Toyota Gazoo Racing has participated in the AJRC since 2012.

 

 

About the

AJRC

The All Japan Rally Championship is the highest level of a domestic rally in the country and is certified as a FIA Regional Championship. Drivers and co-drivers/navigators battle it out across the country across countless different road surfaces and weather conditions to try and win the trophy.

 
Records & Achievements

Toyota Gazoo (AJRC) WRX Record

N/A – New Team

Season’s results and rankings

 

 

About the vehicle

Toyota TGR Vitz GRMN Rally

Class: JN2
Engine: Supercharged 1.8l 4 cyclinder
Max Output: 156kW

 

KYB Components Onboard

KYB Components
Suspension

Tomoyuki Shinkai

24 November 1978 – Japan

Shinkai first tasted major success in 2002 by winning the JMRC Aqua Rally series (B Class). He went on to win the Kinki Chubu Rally Championship (DE-B Class) in 2006, before coming 2nd in the AJRC in 2010 (JN3 Class). He became champion in 2012. In 2017 he won round 6 of the FIA Europena Rally Championship (RC3 Class).

Yuichi Ando

25 July 1978 – Japan

As well as being a co-driver, Ando has experience and success as a driver. He won the 2014 TRD Rally Challenge Series (E2 Class), the 2015 JMRC Central Rally Challenge Series, and the 2016 TGR Rally Challenge (Class E3).

Race Schedule

Round 7 Horizontal Hand

Next Race: 26 July
Akita
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Round 8 Hokkaido

Next Race: 20 September
Hokkaido
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Round 9 Takayama

Next Race: 11 October
Gifu
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Round 10 Iwaki

Next Race: 24 October
Fukushima
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