About the Event

What is Rally Hokkaido?

Rally Hokkaido is a rally motorsport event presided by FIA and JAF (Japan Automotive Federation).

Rally Hokkaido was first held as Japan’s first international FIA championship event in 2002.

In 2003, it was held as a candidate event for the World Rally Championship (WRC), and was co-held with (WRC) Rally Japan in 2004. Rally Hokkaido became independent event again in 2005, and since then it was held as an international rally event, comnbining Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) event and JAF Japan Rally Championship (JRC) event.

Since its inaugural event, Rally Hokkaido has been consistently held in Central Tokachi area in Hokkaido.
It consists of twisty high-speed forest roads, and has been enjoying high popularity among competitors and spectators. It is often said it is similar to New Zealand courses, whch is often said to be one of the best stages in the WRC series.

In 2008, its main service park was relocated to Kita Aikoku Koryu Hiroba, which was used by Rally Japan. Mid-day service in Leg 1 will be held in Rikubetsu Off-road circuit, which is co-located with Rikubetsu Long SS (SS1, 4 and 7) . While admission fee is usually required to access the spectator points, Kita Aikoku service park is admission-free. Please come and visit there to see the backstage of the rally, where mechanics works very hard in very tight schedule, while drivers enjoy their short break.

This year’s event will be its 22th.

This year it will be held from 8th (Fri.) to 10th (Sun.) of September, where its autumn have its peak in Hokkaido. Please be there to witness the nation’s highest-class driving of rally cars.


Permanent Secretariat

Rally Hokkaido Permanent Secretariat
Homei building,
Minami 49, Nangodori 19, Shiroishi-ku
Sapporo, Hokkaido, 003-0022
TEL +81 (0)11-864-2003 FAX +81 (0)11-864-1182
(shown as Pit Beams in the map below)

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