Kopecky First APRC Win After Protest

Kopecky First APRC Win After Protest

20 May 2014

Czech Republic driver, Jan Kopecky, has won a rain-shortened Rally of New Caledonia, round two of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, after quickly coming to grips with the event on his first visit. His Team MRF Skoda Fabia S2000 team-mate, Gaurav Gill, finished in second place after an altercation with a tree on the first… read more

Young Survives French Rain

Young Survives French Rain

20 May 2014

Kiwi rally driver, Michael Young, had a clean sweep of results during his first visit to the tropical island of New Caledonia, the second round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, finishing third overall moving him to first place in both the two-wheel-drive and production cup classes. After vowing to drive to survive, the New… read more

Tough Test for Wilde

Tough Test for Wilde

20 May 2014

Round two of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonia, has served as a massive learning curve for WA rally driver Tom Wilde. “Wow, what a rally,” Wilde said after finishing the event, which was held near Noumea on the tropical island of New Caledonia, 1500kms east of Brisbane. Heavy rain across… read more

Tough Test in New Caledonia

Tough Test in New Caledonia

18 May 2014

The top two drivers competing in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) drivers’ championship are tied on equal points, despite being penalised by event officials at the finish line, following a challenging weekend at the second round held at New Caledonia. Jan Kopecký, the current European Rally Champion from Czech Republic driving a Team MRF… read more

Kopecky Leads New Caledonia

Kopecky Leads New Caledonia

17 May 2014

Rallye New Caledonia is an event where anything can happen – and always does! Weather and road conditions played their part today, with several drivers running into problems on incredibly slippery roads. MRF Skoda driver Jan Kopecky leads the Rally Of New Caledonia after Day 1. “We have a lead of two or three minutes,… read more

New Caledonia Offers New Challenge

New Caledonia Offers New Challenge

16 May 2014

The second round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is set to get under way tomorrow on the tropical island of New Caledonia, where current championship leader, Gaurav Gill, is one of the few drivers who has experience on the challenging island roads. With the roads around rally-base Noumea described as tricky, slippery, and… read more

Pedder takes on New Caledonia

Pedder takes on New Caledonia

12 May 2014

Pedder will again be behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi EVO X after coming to terms with the car in New Zealand. “I was highly impressed with the car. It felt strong, fast and is a real pleasure to drive.” Mark’s brother Scott who has contested this rally previously expects the driving conditions to challenge… read more

Competitor Update – May 2014

Competitor Update – May 2014

2 May 2014

Rallye de Nouvelle Caledonie Rally Guide 2 is available on the event website www.aprcnewcaledonia.com. UPDATE – There will be NO super special stages at the Hippodrome on Friday evening 16 May. The rally will start from Arene du Sud, Paita at 0710hrs on Saturday 17 May, as per the appendix attached to Rally Guide 2. There has… read more