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Championship status
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Rally Japan 2006 counts for:

2006 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2006 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2006 FIA Production Car World Rally Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 418th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 11 of 16 
 Official name: Rally Japan 
 Edition: 6th 
 Date: from Friday 1-Sep-2006 to Sunday 3-Sep-2006 
 Rally HQ: Obihiro, Hokkaido; Japan 
 Clerk of the Course: Ryuji Makita 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 90  
 Starters: 87  
 Finishers: 78 (89.7% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 27 
 Shortest: 1.30km(SS9 Obihiro 1)
 Longest: 34.96km(SS8 Puray 2)
 Slowest: 62.40km/h(SS10 Obihiro 2)
 Fastest: 119.38km/h(SS5 Pawse Kamuy 2)
 Planned stage distance: 345.72km(21.8% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 345.72km(21.8% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,240.80km
 Total distance: 1,586.52km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 27th win and 46th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 45th podium for Marcus Gronholm. 
 Third place was 5th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 33rd win and 80th podium for Citroen.
    Second and third places were 199th to 200th podiums for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb once again made history. This time by reaching 27 WRC wins and so doing, surpassed Carlos Sainz's past record. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Marcus Gronholm
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Gronholm spun twice, lost the lead and could not regain it despite monstrous effort. At least the final leg saw exciting battle. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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