Winning runs in the family

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia

When we were given the green light to form a home-grown, factory-backed rally team here in Australia, we knew there was no one better than the legendary Bates family and their talented crew to help lead us to victory. It’s time to meet the winning lineup.


Harry Bates

Harry Bates


John McCarthy

John McCarthy


Lewis Bates

Lewis Bates


Neal Bates

It’s no exaggeration that Neal Bates is considered Australian rally royalty, having won four Australian titles driving the legendary Celica GT-Four in the 1990s and the Corolla S2000 in 2008.

Inside the Yaris AP4

Our new generation of racers deserve nothing less than a whole new generation of power, performance and speed. Here’s what the competition will be up against when Harry and Lewis take the wheel next year.


Toyota Yaris AP4

Toyota Yaris AP4 Spec
Yaris AP4
Yaris AP4

Upcoming Australian Rally Championship Events


Make Smoking History Forest Rally
Western Australia
5-7 April 2019


Netier National Capital Rally
10-11 May 2019


Subaru Rally Tasmania
21-23 June 2019

Latest news

19 Nov, 2018

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Takes Double Win at Rally Australia

Toyota has won the manufacturers' title in the 2018 World Rally Championship after TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila stormed to victory at Rally Australia over the weekend.

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10 Nov, 2018

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia to Debut at Rally Australia

Toyota Australia is significantly boosting its support for local motorsport, announcing the formation of a factory-backed TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Australia rally team to campaign two Yaris AP4 rally cars in the Australian Rally Championship.

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