Video: Elfyn Evans testing his Toyota World Rally Car on Estonian roads ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Rally Estonia 2020 Karste speed test new section of road waiting for so-called 'maturation'.
Rally Estonia 2020 Karste speed test new section of road waiting for so-called 'maturation'. Source: Private collection

Welsh WRC driver Elfyn Evans, who currently lies in second place in the table, is in Estonia, a month before Rally Estonia, the country's inaugural WRC stage, testing the Toyota Yaris rally car on Estonian roads.

The Toyota factory team Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT posted a clip on Twitter earlier on Tuesday of the 31-year old Evans taking some corners.

 

The WRC season will continue in Estonia after a long break, with Rally Estonia held on September 4-6, in various locations in the south of the country. This will mark the return of the currently suspended WRC season, following the coronavirus pandemic, and will make Estonia the 33rd country to host a WRC round since the series started in 1973.

The event will span three days and will be held in traditional Rally Estonia regions in Tartu and South Estonia, such as Kanepi, Kambja, Otepää and Elva.

The sale of rally passes begun on Tuesday, August 4 and 16,000 rally passes will be sold, distributed into 16 different batches, of 1,000 each. With this distribution, the organizers can ensure that no more than 1,000 people will be in one general region at any one time for too long, as the packages are scheduled to follow different locations at different times. Each rally pass allows the spectator to follow five stages of the rally.

The whole rally programme can be found here.

France's Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) currently leads the series. Ott Tänak of Estonia (Hyundai) is reigning drivers' champion.

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