The GT86 CS-R3 will make its Belgian debut next month on the Rallye du Condroz-Huy, with local hero Patrick Snijers running as zero car for TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG).
Patrick, a seven-time winner of the event, has vast experience of rear-wheel-drive rally cars and has been selected in order to demonstrate the spectacular CS-R3 in front of Belgian fans and potential customers.
The CS-R3 is unique within the FIA’s rally pyramid as the only rear-wheel-drive car to be homologated in the competitive R3 category, which makes it eligible to compete in local, national and international events.
TMG will use the Rallye du Condroz-Huy experience to expand its knowledge of CS-R3 set-up, in order to offer enhanced advice and support to customers, with the first deliveries already under way.
The Rallye du Condroz-Huy takes place around the town of Huy, close to Liege. It features 11 stages covering 240km and is famous for challenging conditions, particularly in the event of rain.
Nico Ehlert, Principal Engineer Customer Motorsport: “After its appearance as a zero car at the Baden-Wurttemberg Rally recently, it’s great to see the CS-R3 now regularly out on the stages. We’re looking forward to the Rallye du Condroz-Huy, especially as we will have a rear rear-wheel-drive expert behind the wheel. I am expecting some spectacular action and some very useful feedback.”