Why Toyota’s rally drivers wear menthol-infused underwear to stay cool

Sardinia, the sun-kissed, celeb-inhabited holiday island in the Med, is the base for Rally Italia-Sardegna, round eight of the World Rally Championship.

It’s fabulous all year round, but when the summer comes and the temperature’s cranked up, Alghero, in the north-west of the island, is the place to be. Unless you’re trying to eat a Magnum slowly… or drive a rally car quickly.

When the Toyota Gazoo Racing crews step aboard their Yaris WRCs this week, they’ll be very well aware the European summer’s in full swing.

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