Toyota Motorsport have come up with a tasty prize for the winner of the first season of the weirdest named rally trophy in the history of motor sports. The HJS TMG GT86 CS-R3 Trophy (McLaren have nothing on TMG naming schemes, really) is scheduled to run for at least three seasons, first of which begins in July this year. In its first year Trophy consists of seven rounds of the German national rally championship. In order to qualify for the win and the Yaris WRC test, teams or drivers will have to purchase a CS-R3 kit, which is currently offered at a discounted price with first deliveries set to commence in May.
More details on Toyota’s new initiative in the official press release below.
TROPHY WINNER TO GET WRC YARIS TEST CHANCE
The winner of the 2015 HJS TMG GT86 CS-R3 Trophy will earn the chance of a lifetime; a test drive in the new TOYOTA World Rally car.
The Trophy will feature up to 10 CS-R3 rally cars on seven rounds of the German Rally Championship, starting in July. The first competitors have already signed up to the competition, which offers over €5,000 of prize money at each of the seven rounds and will run for at least the next three seasons.
As part of TMG’s long-term commitment to rally, the winner be granted a test in the Yaris WRC development car, subject to specific conditions.
The car, built by TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) in Cologne, features a 1.6-litre turbo-charged, direct injection engine, which produces over 300hp, while advanced simulation, testing and production techniques have shaped the Yaris chassis.
With TMG’s junior driver development scheme already nurturing future rally stars for TOYOTA, this prize offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to impress and potentially catch the eye of the new TOYOTA WRC team.
The CS-R3 has already proved immensely popular thanks to its rear-wheel drive powertrain, with 1,998cc, 238hp boxer engine and six-speed sequential transmission which combine to produce a spectacular driving experience.
The first cars will be delivered to customers in May, so TMG has extended its introductory discount. The CS-R3 kit, in either tarmac or gravel specification, costs €79,000 (excluding VAT) for orders made before 24 April 2015, representing a €5,000 discount on the standard retail price of €84,000 (excluding VAT).