WATCH | Giniel de Villiers goes flying in Toyota's upcoming 197kW GR Yaris - literally!

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• Giniel de Villiers drives the new Toyota GR Yaris around Killarney International Raceway.

The track also hosts rounds in the global WRX series.

• The GR Yaris will launch in South Africa imminently.

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The Killarney International Raceway plays host to two rounds of the global WRX series, combining tight tarmac sections, gravel 'esses', jumps and of course the infamous 'Joker'. It's a classic South African racetrack.

On the other hand, Giniel de Villiers is considered one of the most versatile and accomplished motorsport heroes in South Africa. His repertoire includes production car racing, touring cars, cross-country championships, multiple Dakar podiums, as well as local rallying.

With Table Mountain in the background, it thus seemed a fitting arena to let Giniel loose to sample the all-new Toyota GR Yaris. Around Killarney and with South Africa's very own Dakar hero behind the wheel, the car's three-mode driver-selectable AWD system would be put to the test, while the quick steering rack, weight distribution and punchy power delivery would be placed under close scrutiny.

Toyota GR Yaris
Giniel de Villiers with the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris
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