Toyota GR Yaris – FIVEDRIVES – Part 4

Zwartkops Karting Circuit and Leeroy Poulter. An often-used cliché among the motoring press is the phrase 'it handles like a go-kart'.

Well – we combined South African karting champion Leeroy Poulter, the intricate Zwartkops Karting Circuit and the GR Yaris – to see whether it’s pure marketing mantra or tangible truth.

Leeroy is no stranger to karting, having racked up multiple titles as a junior (including a Rotax Max Euro championship) – before venturing into the world of production car racing, rallying and off-road racing.
As the team manager of multiple successful karters, he knows the unique demands of karting circuits where agility, grip and quick steering response is key.

With its wide stance, short overhangs and feisty three-pot turbo engine – the GR Yaris represents the automotive embodiment of a go-kart. Combine that with impressive stopping power as well as AWD grip and it more than lives up to the aforementioned hyperbole.

Source: MotorPress

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