Challenge

  • 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.
  • Crews will have to develop brand-new pace notes for this event, meaning a successful recce could be the difference between a good or bad result.