Wed 28 Jun 2023

Japanese fans treated to Toyota Stadium thriller

Toyota Stadium is set to transform into a high-octane battleground when the FIA World Rally Championship heads back to Japan later this year (16 - 19 November).

Building on the asphalt event’s tremendous WRC return in 2022, FORUM8 Rally Japan organisers have pulled out all the stops to create an unforgettable fan experience with the addition of an all-new spectator stage within the iconic Toyota Stadium in Aichi.

The specially designed super special stage will welcome competitors once a day from Thursday to Saturday. Cars will engage in thrilling head-to-head battles within the confines of the arena under the watchful view of almost 40,000 people.

Adding to the excitement is the inclusion of another new and truly immersive fan experience. Those who opt for 'Premium' and 'Gold' seat packages will be treated to a 'course walk' which allows them to explore the special stage on foot before the cars arrive.

This groundbreaking initiative draws inspiration from the resounding success of last year's EKO Acropolis Rally Greece, where a stage inside the Athens Olympic Stadium captivated a staggering 65,000 fans.

Now, WRC is again pushing the boundaries of what is possible by bringing the excitement and spectacle of rallying right into the heart of Toyota Stadium, which hosted FORUM8 Rally Japan’s start ceremony and ceremonial podium in 2022.

The asphalt event once more plays host to the season finale and its 22-stage route takes crews on a journey through Japan’s stunning landscapes, showcasing the beauty and excitement of WRC to a global audience.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (30 June). More information can be found on FORUM8 Rally Japan’s official website.

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