Timeline of the 151 wins of Japanese cars in WRC

61th to 80th winners.

1994
61th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 9 Rallye Sanremo
D.Auriol / B.Occelli

Auriol won his third win of the season at Sanremo, as well as placing sixth in the RAC, the last race of the season. He was crowned champion of the year, and Toyota won the manufacturers’ championship as well.
1994
62th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 10 RAC Rally
C.McRae / D.Ringer

Sainz wasn’t able to finish the race. He was second in the series championship with a chance to win the title. His teammate, McRae took the win at this round.
1995
63th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 1 Rally Monte Carlo
C.Sainz / L.Moya

The first race of the season was a round with snow, like Swedish rallies. Sainz who drove with Subaru won the race.
1995
64th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIRound 2 Rally Sweden
K.Eriksson / S.Parmander

It was the third season after Mitsubishi introduced the Lancer Evolution. Eriksson won, and Makinen placed second.
1995
65th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 3 Rallye de Portugal
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Portugal was said to be a round where machine performances play a big part in winning. Sainz won his second win, and in third was McRae with Subaru.
1995
66th Win

Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST205Round 4 Tour de Corse
D.Auriol / D.Giraudet

Auriol in a Celica won at his home race. Subaru teams finished fourth to sixth place.
1995
67th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 5 Rally New Zealand
C.McRae / D.Ringer

McRae got his first win of the season. He marked three consecutive wins in New Zealand from 1993 to 1995.
1995
68th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 6 Rally Australia
K.Eriksson / S.Parmander

Eriksson with Mitsubishi won his second win of the season. McRae moved up in the rankings, surpassing Sainz in the drivers’ championship.
1995
69th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 7 Rally Catalunya
C.Sainz / L.Moya

Although Sainz won at his home event, McRae also placed second. This tied them up in the battle for the championship title.
1995
70th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 8 RAC Rally
C.McRae / D.Ringer

The championship battle was down to Subaru vs Subaru. McRae won after a very close race. He was crowned champion. Subaru won the manufacturers’ title. It became a season where only Japanese manufacturers placed wins.
1996
71th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 1 Rally Sweden
T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne

Makinen was the only driver to race the full season with Mitsubishi. Makinen won the very first race of the season.
1996
72th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 2 Safari Rally
T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne

This was his first time for Makinen to enter the Safari Rally. Even then, he won against his rivals and again won the WRC championship title.
1996
73th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 4 Acropolis Rally
C.McRae / D.Ringer

Although Subaru lost Sainz as a driver (who transferred to Ford from the new Rally Indonesia), McRae with Subaru won in Acropolis, Makinen placing second.
1996
74th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 5 Rally Argentina
T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne

Makinen won his third round of the season in Argentina. He won two more rounds later in the season.
1996
75th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 6 1000 Lakes Rally
T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne

Makinen marked his third consecutive win in his home race, Finland. This heated up the championship title battle of the season.
1996
76th Win

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 7 Rally Australia
T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne

Makinen won Australia, his fifth win of the season. He was crowned champion at this round since no other driver could catch him up.
1996
77th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 8 Rallye Sanremo
C.McRae / D.Ringer

McRae recorded his first Sanremo win, and his second win of the season overall. 1996 was the last year for Subaru’s Impreza 555 as they introduced a new WR car starting in 1997.
1996
78th Win

Subaru Impreza 555Round 9 Rally Catalunya
C.McRae / D.Ringer

McRae marked his third win at the end of the season. Subaru won the manufacturers’ championship title of the season.
1997
79th Win

Subaru Impreza WRC97Round 1 Rally Monte Carlo
P.Liatti / F.Pons

Top teams introduced the new category WR cars into the WRC. The first round was won by Piero Liatti driving an Impreza WRC97.
1997
80th Win

Subaru Impreza WRC97Round 2 Rally Sweden
K.Eriksson / S.Parmander

Eriksson won his home race. This was his third win in Sweden including his win with Mitsubishi.

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