The draft Toyota at World Rally swerved after the decision of the Japanese brand to directly manage the team through Toyota GAZOO Racing Europe GmbH, terminating their relationship with him Tommi Mäkinen Racing Oy of the multiple Finnish champion Tommi Mäkinen.
“The goal of the Toyota project was to successfully return to the World Cup with the flexible organization that only a small company could offer. I am happy that this objective has been met and it is time for me to face new challenges with the brand "said Mäkinen, who will continue to be associated with the Japanese firm as his sports advisor.
“I want to thank Akio Toyoda for trusting me with this project and for supporting us until we reach the goals we set for ourselves. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him, shaping the future of Toyota in motorsports. ", Agregó.
From 2021, Toyota's participation in the WRC will be the responsibility of Toyota GAZOO Racing Europe GmbH, as it happens in the Wec. However, the Finnish and Estonian sites will remain.