How Toyota the underdog shocked the WRC

How Toyota the underdog shocked the WRC

Most had written off Toyota and its Yaris WRC ahead of 2017. A debut podium and a shock win in Sweden has dismissed all of its doubters

Seven world titles and some of the world's best rally cars. That's Toyota. Banned for cheating and co-drivers throwing crash helmets at its cars. That's also Toyota. How will the next chapter in the Japanese manufacturer's World Rally Championship history be written?

The prologue didn't look good, did it? In fact, it couldn't have looked worse. For a while last season it seemed a week wouldn't go by without reports of yet another drama, more staff leaving, more unrest, more grief and less progress.

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