CNN follows historical return

2020-08-13 浏览量:861
CNN follows historical return  Airing in September, CNN International goes behind-the-scenes with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team in Finland for a unique insight into the World Rally Championship . 

 Hosted by Mark Bolton, Rally Team! meets the drivers tasked with navigating the unpredictable stages, the team of engineers fine tuning the cars and the management who mastermind one of the most competitive motorsport series in the world.

 After 17 years away from the sport, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing returned to the WRC in 2017 under the leadership of four-time WRC Drivers’ champion Tommi Mäkinen. Following TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s success at 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this year, Mäkinen outlines the challenges of steering his rally team back to successful days of the 1980s and 1990s.

 Based in Puuppola, Finland, Mäkinen gives CNN a tour of the TOYOTA facility to see the technology tested in rally cars, drives innovation in road car manufacturing.

 The Neste Rally Finland is a home event for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and notoriously the highest-speed rally of the WRC. Ahead of the rally, Bolton joins star driver and local hero, Jari-Matti Latvala, for a thrilling test drive in the new Yaris WRC – skidding along the country’s legendary gravel roads. 

 The Nordic country is famed for producing some of motorsport’s greatest drivers and Latvala tells CNN how he handles the intense pressure for four days and 23 stages of the rally.

 Sat alongside Latvala is his co-driver Miikka Anttila, who have competed together since 2003. CNN reveals how the relationship between the two TOYOTA GAZOO Racing drivers is integral to success at the highest level of the sport.

 ‘Rally Team!’ is produced by CNN Vision, the global creative production powerhouse of CNN International, which brings the world’s breath-taking diversity into cinematic focus, telling stories that inspire audiences around the world. 

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