Rally Japan

Publication date: 10 Nov 2023

Rally Japan is a round of the World Rally Championship (WRC) held in Japаn.

2023 Rally Japan

The next rally will take place on 16-19 November 2023 on the island of Hokkaido.Teams from more than 20 countries are taking part in the event. More than 100 cars are expected to participate in the this events.


The first Rally Japan was organized in 1973. This event was initiated by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. Previously, Rally Japan had the name “Rally Hokaido”. It was an event held as part of the championship of the Asia-Pacific region. In 2004, the Japanese rally stage was included in the schedule of the World Rally Championship.

During its history of motor racing, Japanese rally has changed not only its name, but also its venue.

Winners of recent years

In the last three years, the winners of Rally were the following athletes:

Year Winner Car
2022 Thierry Neuville (Germany) Hyundai i20 N Rally1
2010 Sebastien Ogier (France) Citroen C4 WRC

All of these athletes have previously won other rallies.

2024 Rally Japan

The next Rally Japan will take place on 21-24 November 2024 on the island of Hokkaido.

Our predictions

Kevin Magnussen (Denmark), Sebastien Ogier (France) are considered the favourites for the 2024 Japanese rally.

Interesting facts

  • Japanese rally is considered one of the most challenging stages of the World Rally Championship.
  • In 2019, Rally Japan was cancelled due to a natural disaster.

Keep an eye on the dates of WRC rounds and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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