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Hiroki Arai

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Nationality:  JPN
Date of Birth: 02.08.1993
Age: 25

Season 2018

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 36
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Team: Tommi Mäkinen Racing
Co-driver: Glenn MacNeall

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Rallying is in the blood for Hiroki, whose father is double Production Car World Rally Champion Toshi Arai.

Hiroki made his rally debut at the age of 19, and was soon taking part in the All Japan Rally Championship and the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.
In 2014, he competed in the Japan Rally Championship and tackled two rounds of the Austria Rally Championship.

His talent was noticed by Toyota, who in 2015 selected him to be part of its Toyota Gazoo Racing Challenge Programme for young drivers. Based in Europe, and training under the watchful eye of Tommi Makinen, Arai’s development programme included a variety of rallies in Finland and elsewhere in Europe.

He tackled a comprehensive WRC 2 programme in 2017 in a Ford Fiesta R5 and returns in 2018 for a similar campaign.

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2017 WRC2 3 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta R5 6 32.


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