The revised Rally Japan: a new challenge for Pirelli's soft compound tyres
Rally Japan - the penultimate round of the 2008 World Rally Championship - gets underway on Friday from Sapporo. This year, the event is all-new compared to the route in recent seasons. The crews, all using Pirelli's soft-compound Scorpion tyres, will tackle a total of 29 special stages. Japan is likely to be crucial in deciding the outcome of the 2008 drivers' and manufacturers' championships.