Timeline of the 151 wins of Japanese cars in WRC

41th to 60th winners.

1992
41th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST165Round 2 Rally Sweden
M.Jonsson / L.Bäckman

Mats Jonsson, a Swedish rally driver drove a Celica and won.
1992
42th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 4 Safari Rally
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Toyota changed its machine to a ST185. The livery was changed to white. The theme was Marlboro.
1992
43th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 7 Rally New Zealand
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Toyota had a hard time winning rounds besides Safari. However, the team won the Rally New Zealand thanks to revised suspensions.
1992
44th Win

Mitsubishi Galant VR-4Round 12 Rally Côte d’Ivoire
Kenjiro Shinozuka / J.Meadows

Shinozuka in a Galant won again in 1992. The Yokohama tires they used became a tire manufacturer which won twice in a row in the WRC.
1992
45th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 13 Rally Catalunya
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Sainz won his home race in Catalunya. Second place went to Kankkunen in a Lancia, only 36 seconds behind Sainz.
1992
46th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 14 RAC Rally
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Sainz in a Celica won the RAC, the last round of the WRC. He became the WRC drivers’ champion for his second time in his career.
1993
47th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 1 Rally Monte Carlo
D.Auriol / B.Occelli

With Lancia backing out from the WRC, Auriol and Kankkunen switched to Toyota. Auriol won Rally Monte Carlo, the opening round of the 1993 season.
1993
48th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 2 Rally Sweden
M.Jonsson / L.Bäckman

マJonssonin won again in a ST185. Kankkunen got the second place in a Celica.
1993
49th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 4 Safari Rally
J.Kankkunen / J.Piironen

Celica changed to the Castrol color livery in 1993. Kankkunen won the Safari Rally, along with second, third and fourth place being Celica cars.
1993
50th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 7 Rally Argentina
J.Kankkunen / J.Piironen

Ford came in to replace Lancia. Ford won twice in a row after the Safari Rally, but Toyota finally took the win back in Argentina.
1993
51th Win

スバル・レガシィ RSRound 8 Rally New Zealand
C.McRae / D.Ringer

Another manufacturer going against Toyota was Subaru. McRae took their first WRC win in a Subaru Legacy.
1993
52th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 9 1000 Lakes Rally
J.Kankkunen / D.Giraudet

Kankkunen won his home race in Finland. Ari Vatanen in a Subaru Legacy came in second place.
1993
53th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 10 Rally Australia
J.Kankkunen / N.Grist

Kankkunen won in Australia after 1000 Lakes Rally win. He skipped the next round, San Remo. He finished third in Catalunya.
1993
54th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 13 RAC Rally
J.Kankkunen / N.Grist

Kankkunen won the RAC. He became the Drivers’ Champion in 1993 after 5 wins. Toyota also got Manufacturers’ Championship title.
1994
55th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 2 Rallye de Portugal
J.Kankkunen / N.Grist

Kankkunen and Auriol with Toyota took the top two wins.
1994
56th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 3 Safari Rally
I.Duncan / D.Williamson

Shinozuka battled for the win with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. However, Ian Duncan in a Celica won in the 1994 Safari Rally.
1994
57th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 4 Tour de Corse
D.Auriol / B.Occelli

Auriol won his home race. Sainz, who moved to Subaru got the second place.
1994
58th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 5 Acropolis Rally
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Subaru changed its machine in 1994 to an Impreza. Sainz offered the team its first win in Acropolis.
1994
59th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 6 Rally Argentina
D.Auriol / B.Occelli

Auriol got his second win of the season in a gravel course. Sainz was second in a Subaru.
1994
60th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 7 Rally New Zealand
C.McRae / D.Ringer

McRae who won the year before in a Legacy, won again in an Impreza. Auriol ends up fifth place.
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