Subaru introduced a 05 model of the Impreza. Solberg took the lead from the beginning of the race and finished with a win.
Subaru Impreza WRC05Round 12 Rally of Great Britain P.Solberg / P.Mills
Solberg won by coming out on top at the last SS. After this, Subaru withdrew from the WRC. This was the last win by a Japanese manufacturer until Toyota came back to the WRC and won in 2017.
Toyota Yaris WRCRound 2 Rally Sweden J-M.Latvala / M.Anttila
Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT entered in the WRC. Jari-Matti Latvala racing in a Yaris WRC won. This was the first win in 18 years for Toyota in the WRC.
Toyota Yaris WRCRound 9 Rally Finland E.Lappi / J.Ferm
The second win of the season for Toyota was in Finland. It was at the team manager’s (Makinen) home country. Lappi finished with a 36 second lead from the second place. Hänninen finished third with only a 0.3 second gap.
Toyota Yaris WRCRound 5 Rally Argentina O.Tänak / M.Järveoja
Ott Tanak (who changed his team to Toyota in 2018) claimed his first victory of the season in Argentina.
Toyota Yaris WRCRound 8 Rally Finland O.Tänak / M.Järveoja
Although Tanak retired in Portugal, he gained couple points in Sardegna. He finished second in Finland with a 32 second lead.