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Al-Attiyah closing on part-time Toyota WRC deal

Nasser Al-Attiyah is expected to drive a Toyota Yaris on selected rounds of this year’s World Rally Championship, starting with Rally Argentina in April. Al-Attiyah, who finished second on last month’s Dakar Rally in a Toyota Hilux, is closing on a commercial deal for this year’s WRC. Toyota team principal Tommi Makinen has confirmed his Puuppola-based firm is preparing a fourth Yaris for up to six WRC rounds this year, although Qatari Al-Attiyah will not form part of the official team. “We continue discussing with Nasser. It’s not decided yet, but we have prepared to be ready for Argentina," Makinen told Motorsport.com. “He is a private driver. It wouldn’t be a fourth...
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