About MONTRE 2024

Prior to 1983, the Japanese Rally Championship was held in Gunma Prefecture under the name “Autumn Yamabiko Rally”, but in 1984 the name was changed to “Montre” when many rally teams in Gunma joined forces to organise the event. After the name has been changed, the rally was held around the “Jomo Sanzan (Three Jomo Mountains)” of Mt. Akagi, Mt. Haruna and Mt. Myogi in Gunma, so it named from the French “three famous peaks” (mont tres) to the Latin The name “Montre” was adopted for the Japanese Rally held in Gunma.

Held annually from 1984 to 2003, “Montre” was a grand annual event that produced many famous rally drivers and a lot of drama, but due to an accident that occurred in 2003, the event was suspended from 2004 to 2011. During that time, the rally environment in the prefecture was reformed and the safety and operational systems were rebuilt, and in July 2012 the JAF Japanese Rally Championship Montre in Shibukawa was resumed with Shibukawa City in Gunma as the host town. The following year, 2013, a similar scale event was held in Shibukawa, attracting a large number of spectators over two days.

From 2014 to 2017, the rally was moved to Tsumagoi Village in Gunma, known as the “birthplace of motorsport”, with the aim of holding a highly competitive rally. The rally attracted a lot of attention and many people enjoyed watching the rally.

From 2018, the surface has been changed from tarmac to gravel, resulting in a more attractive rally event, which will be held under the title FIA APRC Asia Rally Cup in 2019.

2020 was cancelled due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection.

From 2021, the field has been moved to the south-west of Gunma and the rally has been held in a setting that offers a rally experience not available at many Japanese rally events.

For 2023, the rally will take a break for a recharge period, and for this year, 2024, the rally base will be moved to Annaka City with the cooperation of Annaka City, and we are preparing to use the old road of Usui Pass and former Myogi Toll Road, made famous in the anime, as special stages for spectators to enjoy the MONTRE2024.

We hope that many entrants will join us and we look forward to seeing you there.

All members of the
Organising Committee


Event name

2024 FIA APRC Asia Rally Cup for Drivers and Co-Drivers
2024 FIA APRC Pacific Rally Cup for Drivers and Co-Drivers
2024 JAF Japanese Rally Championship

7 – 9 June 2024

Special stage rally

Stage surface

Number of Stages
10 Special stages (planned)

SS total distance
approx. 109 km