Challenge

  • The rally will be held on 19 - 22 November, securing the honour of hosting the final round and meaning the outcome of both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ world titles could be decided in Japan.
  • Unlike previous editions which were held on the northern island of Hokkaido, the all-new asphalt event will be based in Nagoya, on the country’s main island of Honshu.
  • This will allow demanding special stages in the mountain regions of Aichi and Gifu, boasting a population of approximately nine million people and about three hours’ drive from capital city Tokyo.
  • “Today’s confirmation is the culmination of years of hard work by the WRC Japan Round Bid Committee, local promoter San’s Inc. and Japan Automobile Federation,” said WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla.