The Route of Rally Japan 2023

The organizers of Rally Japan announced the route of their event which will held the final round of this year's championship.

The crews will drive throughout the Shakedown session on November 16 to make their final adjustments to their cars before the real action starts on Friday. Kuragaike Park will host the SD stage for one more year and it is expected to be almost three kilometers in length. After that, the fans will have the chance to watch live their favorite crews at Toyota Stadium as the organizers decided to replace last year's superspecial stage in Kuragaike Park with the first one. All the competitors will pass twice from the stadium in that day, but also the service area will be inside the stadium.

The rally will officially start on Friday with two loops of three stages. "Inabu Dam" will be the opening stage of the morning and the afternoon for the first time as it was the second and the fourth stage of Friday last year. "Shitara Town" and "Isegammi's Tunnel" will be the following stages after the end of "Inabu Dam" and remain to the itinerary as all the other stages from 2022. The only difference is that the organizers have changed the route order while one pass from Toyota Stadium will conclude the second day.

The third day of the rally includes seven stages in total. The morning loop starts with the "Nukata Forest" and afterwards the crews will head to "Lake Mikawato". "Shinshiro City" will be the concluding stage of the morning loop and will run only once. The itinerary of the second loop includes the passes from the first two stages of the morning while two runs from "Okazaki City" and Toyota Stadium will complete the action.

Sunday contains four stages in total and starts with Ena City in the morning and in the afternoon. "Asahi Kougen" will be the second stage of the final day and will also host the Powerstage for second year in a row. Afterwards, the crews will move back to Toyota Stadium for the ceremony finish and the prize giving.

Totally, this year's Rally Japan will include 22 stages, but it is yet to be confirmed the total distance of this tarmac event as well as other details.

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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