Atko Gets Hyundai Test Gig

Atko Gets Hyundai Test Gig

26 July 2013

Current Asia Pacific Rally Champion Chris Atkinson is the latest addition to Hyundai’ s test programmme. First Juho Hanninen, then Bryan Bouffier and now Chris Atkinson: Hyundai’s test driver roster continues to swell with the addition of the ex-factory Subaru pilot. Atkinson, 33, has been a bit-part player on the world stage since Subaru’s withdrawal… read more

APRC Stronger with Wurth

APRC Stronger with Wurth

24 July 2013

Wurth, a global German company with interests in the automotive industry, has joined forces with the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) this year to ensure the competing crews have all the gear they need to finish the challenging championship. Before this month’s International Rally of Queensland (12-14th July) got under way, Wurth delivered much needed… read more

Four to Tango for Knowles

Four to Tango for Knowles

23 July 2013

While 12 people helped guide Esapekka Lappi to victory on the International Rally of Queensland last weekend (we know this because we’ve seen the photo), Simon Knowles relied on the support of three people to clinch the FIA Pacific Cup in true David versus Goliath style. The Australian veteran trailed Lappi’s Team MRF Skoda colleague… read more

Lappi Fights Back

Lappi Fights Back

19 July 2013

Finland rally star, Esapekka Lappi, has won the third round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) at the International Rally of Queensland with a significant winning margin of over 18 minutes. Lappi, who now leads the APRC Drivers Championship subject to organisers’ final approval, took full advantage of his fellow competitors’ misfortunes to drive… read more

Lappi Sparks Title Fight

Lappi Sparks Title Fight

14 July 2013

Esapekka Lappi has moved back into the lead of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship by winning the International Rally of Queensland today (Sunday). The 22-year-old from Finland, co-driven by Janne Ferm, claimed a commanding victory, his second of 2013, with Australian Simon Knowles clinching the FIA Pacific Cup. But while Lappi celebrated, there was frustration… read more

Coppin vs the Young Gun

Coppin vs the Young Gun

9 July 2013

Canberra rally driver, Adrian Coppin is looking forward to the opportunity to lock horns with the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship’s (APRC) young gun, Michael Young in Round 3 of the championship, to be held on the Sunshine Coast this weekend. The FIA APRC rally series is contested on events in China, Japan, Malaysia, New… read more