Toyota chief Tommi Makinen said that the team chose Sebastian Ogier another pilot M-Sport season-2017 Ott tyanaka.
Toyota signed Ott Tanaka for the season-2018
Despite the fact that Ogier has tested the Yaris WRC in the end of 2016, he was not a contender for a place on the Japanese team for 2018, as Toyota made a bid for the 30-year-old Tanaka, who is four years younger than Sebastien.
“I know in the asset at the Ott no big wins. I think that this fact makes him hungry for success in the future, – quotes Makinen AUTOSPORT.com. – That is why in the philosophy of Toyota is present to attract new and young drivers.
Of course, Ogier still strong and he’s got some years. He is an experienced pilot who has achieved much more than Ott, but we have to listen to the opinion of Japan on this score. I’m happy with the driver line-up at Toyota next year.”
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