Toyota Gazoo Racing completes first test with the new Corolla TCR
Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina has completed its first test of the new Toyota Corolla TCR at the Autódromo Oscar Cabalén in Alta Gracia, Argentina.
The president of Toyota Argentina, Daniel Herrero, turned the first laps of the new car before handing it over to multiple Argentinian champion Matías Rossi.
“The first impression of the Corolla TCR was outstanding. The tests we have done with Matías were demanding but positive. I liked the engine response, cornering speed and braking. I am proud to have been the very first one to drive it. I can assure that the car has great potential,” said Herrero.
A total of two test days have been completed as part of the TCR homologation process ahead of its racing debut in 2022.
“I am delighted to see that the Toyota Corolla Sedan TCR has successfully undergone its first test sessions entering in the development phase of the ambitious programme carried on by Toyota Gazoo Racing,” said Marcello Lotti, head of WSC, the TCR rights holder.
“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 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 the tracks all over the world.”