Rally WM starts with the “Monte” in the hybrid era

Rally WM starts with the

If on 20. January 90. Proposition of the legendary rally Monte Carlo starts, not only a new season begins for the FIA Rally World Championship, but proverbial a new era. The time of the pure combustion is – at least in the premier class. Around the Principality of Monaco debut revolutionary rally1 vehicles, which are traveling for the first time with a hybrid system.

So also defending champion Toyota with a completely new Gr Yaris into the first special exams. For around 380 hp 1.6-liter Turbo joins a battery with 3.9 kWh, from which a motor generator unit releases an additional 100 kW (136 hp) when accelerating. For a limited period of several intervals for three seconds, more than 500 hp system performance is available in the 1260 kilos of heavy all-wheeler.

The second basic innovation concerns the fuel. For a CO2 neutral footprint ensures a special fuel consisting of a mixture of synthetic and biologically prepared components. According to the FIA, he is 100 percent sustainable.

According to Toyota, the other standard changes in the new season include a less complex aerodynamics, the return to a mechanical circuit and the abolition of the active middifferential. Through this disarmament in terms of technology, the skill of the pilots back into the foreground. This also applies to the new driving style. After all, it is important to use the electrical additional energy in the best possible way. “For the rallying sport, a new era begins,” says Toyota team boss Jari-Matti Latvala. There are still many question marks, but the Monte will already give some answers. “Our team has worked hard, but until the first rally nobody knows how good the different cars actually are.”

At the start-up run in the French lake alps, traditionally dry asphalt changes with snow and ice. Defending champion Sebastien Ogier denies the season with Benjamin Veillas as a new front passenger. The Vice World Champion Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin as well as Kalle Rovanpera and Jonne Haltettunen, fourth placed last year, complete the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team. With Takamoto Katsuta and co-pilot Aaron Johnston, who start the newly founded TGR team Next Generation, a fourth Toyota Gr Yaris Rally1 will take part in all WRC runs 2022.

For the anniversary edition of the Monte, the service park was relocated from Gap to Monaco. On Thursday, the first two night tests are on. The second includes a return to the legendary Col de Turini, who will be back in the dark for the first time since 2013.

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    Clean thing
    “So also defending champion Toyota with a completely new Gr Yaris into the first special exams. For around 380 hp 1.6-liter Turbo joins a battery with 3.9 kWh, from which a motor generator unit releases an additional 100 kW (136 hp) when accelerating. For a limited period of several intervals for three seconds, more than 500 hp system performance is available in the 1260 kilos of heavy all-wheeler.

    The second basic innovation concerns the fuel. For a CO2 neutral footprint ensures a special fuel consisting of a mixture of synthetic and biologically prepared components. According to the FIA, he is 100 percent sustainable.”

    Would be argueletically if you would win with coal and nuclear power shoots.

    When will the H2-GR-Yaris come later?

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