Toyota begins track testing Corolla TCR in Argentina

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Toyota’s Corolla Sedan TCR has undergone its first track tests at the Autódromo Oscar Cabalén in Alta Gracia, Argentina. The car is the first prototype built by the Argentina-based Toyota Gazoo Racing operation, which will exclusively produce and market the Corolla for TCR competitions all over the world.

The two tests were completed on December 15 and 20, as the first steps of a homologation procedure that will lead to the car being certified by WSC for competing in all the TCR-sanctioned series, including the FIA WTCR.

Marcello Lotti, president of the WSC Group (which is responsible for the TCR rule set), said, “I am delighted to see that the Toyota Corolla Sedan TCR has successfully undergone its first test sessions in the development phase of the ambitious program carried on by Toyota Gazoo Racing. The car is beautiful and looking at the results previously achieved by the team in other categories I am sure it will quickly prove its potential. I can’t wait to see it taking [to]the track for the actual racing. Considering the appeal of the Toyota brand I believe that soon we will see a lot of Corolla TCR cars racing on tracks all over the world.”

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