Friday, 22 March 2019 | 01:38 WIB

Rio Haryanto Joins Toyota Team Indonesia as Advisor

Rio Haryanto Joins Toyota Team Indonesia as Advisor (espn)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS - Former Indonesian Formula 1 driver Rio Haryanto has been appointed as an advisor to Toyota Team Indonesia (TTI). Rio said he was proud to be able to join the structure of the Toyota manufacturer's racing team.

"It feels good to be invited to join TTI, especially his position as an advisor. I am also happy and proud, "Rio said at a press conference in the Kemang area, South Jakarta, Wednesday (03/13/2019).

After joining the team, the 26-year-old man claimed to be carrying out his duties as an advisor by sharing experiences with all the drivers in the TTI structure.

"I will carry out my duties as an adviser as well as possible. I will share many experiences and tips about racing with all TTI racers. This will be a pleasant experience for me, "Rio said.

On the same occasion, TTI Director Memet Djumhana said that Rio Haryanto's recruitment is one of the efforts to renew the structure of the TTI team, so that it is expected to be able to improve performance throughout the 2019 season.

"With the entry of Rio Haryanto as a TTI advisor, we hope he can contribute or input to all TTI drivers, especially with a myriad of achievements. We hope that TTI's achievements will continue to grow, "Memet said.

In addition to advisors, TTI has also recruited two new drivers as a form of refresher racer structure in 2019, namely Sabrina Sameh and Herdiko Setya Putra. Both will be deployed to race at the Gymkhana National Championship.

Meanwhile, before Sabrina and Herdiko joined, the TTI racer structure consisted of Adrianza Yunial and Anjasara Wahyu in the Gymkhana race, and Haridarma Manopo and Demas Agil in the Indonesia Sentul Series of Motorsport (ISSOM) race.