What Rally Japan told us about WRC 2023

Podcast: Thierry Neuville's victory on the final round sent a massive warning shot to Toyota

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Ten months ago, Hyundai was a mess – massively off the pace and massively unreliable.

Fast forward to today, and Hyundai has just delivered a massive statement of intent. Thierry Neuville’s Rally Japan victory felt like a warning shot to Toyota in its own backyard: watch your back, because we’re coming for you in 2023.

Straight from the reception of their hotel in Nagoya, join Colin Clark and David Evans on SPIN, The Rally Pod as they chew the fat on this year’s final round.

Just how important was Neuville’s win? Was Sébastien Ogier unlucky not to win? Have we ever seen a more popular podium than Takamoto Katsuta’s? And did Japan’s first World Rally Championship round since 2010 live up to the billing?

The next 45 minutes of listening will reveal all.