Toyota to play dirty

TOYOTA has confirmed that it will contest the World Rally Championship in 2017. It brings the number of manufacturers officially involved in the sport to four, with Toyota joining Citroen, Hyundai and current world champions, Volkswagen. Toyota Motorsport Gmbh, based in Cologne, Germany, will campaign a WRC Yaris that’s been in development since early 2014.

Toyota has a chequered history in the sport, with three manufacturers titles (’93, ’94 and ’99) as well the humiliation of a being banned for the 1995 season after using illegal turbos.