Rally Japan

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Youngster Mikko Hirvonen at the 2006 Japan Rally
Overall winner of the 2006 Rally Japan: Sébastien Loeb

The Rally Japan was staged six times between 2004 and 2010 as a World Rally Championship (WRC).

Rally Japan was a rally competition in Hokkaidō , Japan . The event has been an FIA World Rally Championship run since its inception in the 2004 season . From 2004 to 2007 the rally was driven on the winding and narrow gravel roads of the region near Tokachi Obihiro . For the 2008 season , the event was moved to the region near Sapporo , the capital Hokkaidō. The Rally Japan was not held in 2009 , but returned to the world championship calendar in 2010 .


year rally Overall winner Make and model
driver Co-driver
2004 Rally Japan 2004 NorwayNorway Petter Solberg United KingdomUnited Kingdom Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC
2005 Rally Japan 2005 FinlandFinland Marcus Grönholm FinlandFinland Timo Rautiainen Peugeot 307 WRC
2006 Rally Japan 2006 FranceFrance Sébastien Loeb MonacoMonaco Daniel Elena Citroën Xsara WRC
2007 Rally Japan 2007 FinlandFinland Mikko Hirvonen FinlandFinland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus WRC
2008 Rally Japan 2008 FinlandFinland Mikko Hirvonen FinlandFinland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus WRC
2009 not carried out
2010 Rally Japan 2010 FranceFrance Sébastien Ogier FranceFrance Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC

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