Toyota's new lineup in the WRC Interview Sébastien Ogier
Toyota's new lineup in the WRC Interview Sébastien Ogier

Toyota Gazoo Racing will field an all-new driver line-up in next year’s FIA World Rally Championship after confirming the signings of Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä on Wednesday (27 November).

Ogier, 35, joins the Japanese manufacturer from Citroën Racing in a one-year deal which is expected to be his final campaign before retiring from the WRC.

Evans and Rovanperä have inked two-year contracts.

Evans, 30, joins from M-Sport Ford for whom he has driven his entire WRC career.

He links up again with Ogier after two seasons together at the British squad in 2017 and 2018.

Nineteen-year-old Rovanperä is one of the sport’s most exciting young prospects.

He steps up to the headline World Rally Car category from Skoda Motorsport, for whom he won the WRC 2 Pro title this season.

The trio replaces newly-crowned world champion Ott Tänak, who has switched to Hyundai Motorsport, and the out-of-contract Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke.