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Toyota downplays “strong” Alonso WRC rumours

David Evans Motorsport.com

The Salou event was always scheduled for Toyota’s junior driver and the team’s sporting director Kaj Lindstrom admitted that hadn’t changed – although Katsuta could compete in Germany or Rally GB before Spain.

Alonso is not the first F1 world champion to be linked to the team, with last year’s rumours that Kimi Raikkonen would drive for the outfit remaining so far unfulfilled.

Toyota’s sporting director Kaj Lindstrom told Motorsport.com: “I think this is just another strong rumour like the one we had before with Kimi [Raikkonen].

“We have options for Takamoto for a few events except Turkey, which is quite tricky logistically.

“But if we use the fourth car in Spain, I think it’s going to be for him and not Alonso.”

Katsuta has won both of his non-WRC development events in Finland and has also been linked to a possible Ypres Rally Masters outing at the end of this month.

Source: Yahoo Sports