There are some fresh news about the posibility that the second placed on the past Dakar can take place, with a Toyota Yaris, in 6 rounds on the WRC calendar. Tommi Makinen has given new informations from the posibility that represents for the japanese brand and newcoming to the world championship to have Nasser Al-Attiyah in 5 or 6 rallies which they will include Argentina, Portugal, and Sardinia.
“We continue discussing with Nasser. It’s not decided yet, but we have prepared to be ready for Argentina. He is a private driver. It wouldn’t be a fourth official car, but we would prepare and run his car. We [will] try to have his car next to our cars in the service park, this would help us with the logistics and the support needed”, said Makinen, head of Toyota in the WRC.
“It is five or six rallies we are talking about, starting with Argentina and then Portugal and Sardinia and some more. It would be good to have Nasser with us, from the commercial side and for his experience. Is he the fastest driver, I don’t know, but he knows what he is doing in the sport”, concludes the fin.
So, it seems clear that the qatari will enjoy with another experience on the WRC after his first with Citroen in the past.