Rally Hokkaido

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The Rally Hokkaido, is an international rally racing event held on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan.

The rally was first held in 2002 as Japan's entry into the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and Japan's return to international rallying.[1]

In 2004 the rally was promoted to World Championship status as the inaugural Rally Japan. The following year the World and Asia-Pacific rallies were split into separate rallies with both still being held in Hokkaido with Rally Japan as the WRC round, Rally Hokkaido as the APRC round. It has been throughout a Japan Rally Championship event as well.

The event has been dominated by Subaru Imprezas with only one win taken by any other manufacturer. Local driver Toshihiro Arai has won his home event six times.

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Sourced in part from:[2]

Year Winner Car
2002 New Zealand Possum Bourne Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2003 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2004 Norway Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004
2005 Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
2006 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007 Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2009 Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2010 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2011 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2012 Japan Toshihiro Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2013 India Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000
2014 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia S2000

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