Young Claims Another APRC Title

Young Claims Another APRC Title

30 September 2014

New Zealand rally driver, Michael Young, managed to wrap up the 2014 two-wheel-drive Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) title plus take the lead in the production cup title at the penultimate APRC round held in Japan over the weekend. Young, joined by co-driver Malcolm Read, said he’s really happy with the result in Japan but… read more

Kopecky Claims Title

Kopecky Claims Title

29 September 2014

MRF Skoda driver Jan Kopecky has the won the Rally of Hokkaido and at the same time becomes the 2014 Asia Pacific Rally Champion, with one round to spare. “ The car was great, the team was great. I’d like to thank all the guys from our team. They did an amazing job these past… read more

SKODA Aims to Seal Title in Japan

SKODA Aims to Seal Title in Japan

25 September 2014

ŠKODA continues its relentless pursuit of the title in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) at the Rally Hokkaido. Championship leader Jan Kopecký (CZ) and defending champion Gaurav Gill (IND) head to the penultimate round of the season, in Japan from Friday to Sunday, on the back of four wins from the first four races…. read more

Young aims for Trifecta

Young aims for Trifecta

25 September 2014

The Asia Pacific Rally Championship’s (APRC) only New Zealand driver, Michael Young, is chasing down valuable APRC points in Japan this weekend, as he aims to claim three championship titles at the penultimate round in Hokkaido. Young, originally from Opotiki, took out three APRC titles last year and speaking from the service park in Obihiro… read more

MRF Drivers Battle for Title

MRF Drivers Battle for Title

24 September 2014

Gaurav Gill took a dominant victory in Rally Hokkaido last year, and will be hoping for a similar result. Team MRF are back in action this weekend for round five of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in Japan. With just eight points separating Team MRF drivers Jan Kopecky (Czech Republic) and Gaurav Gill (India) heading… read more

Showdown in Hokkaido

Showdown in Hokkaido

22 September 2014

Rally Hokkaido has always been a pivotal event in the Asia-Pacific championship and it’s no different this year with the drivers’ title race still wide open. Czech driver Jan Kopecký may lead on 112 points, but only by a mere eight points from his MRF Skoda team-mate Gaurav Gill. The Indian driver and 2013 APRC… read more

Würth Ready for Season Finales

Würth Ready for Season Finales

17 September 2014

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship’s (APRC) partnership with Würth continues to grow where Würth and its products are seen as an integral part of the championship, as the teams and drivers head towards the final phase of the 2014 series in Japan, China and Thailand. The challenge of racing cars through the toughest rally… read more

Young Eyes European Future?

Young Eyes European Future?

10 September 2014

Story by Mike Young In the week following Malaysian Rally I had the opportunity to go to WRC Rally Germany to check out the rally scene in Europe. Given the cheap flights out of Singapore and an event where there was 17 WRC cars entered, a similar number of R5’s and a big range of… read more

Competitor Update – September 2014

Competitor Update – September 2014

9 September 2014

Hi everyone, For your reference my mobile number in Japan, from Sunday 21 September to Monday 29 September, will be +818028767973 (outside of Japan), or 08028767973 (within Japan). Rally Hokkaido Rally Guide 2 for Rally Hokkaido is now available online. www.rally-hokkaido.com As mentioned previously, we will not have access to Kita Aikoku SP until Monday… read more

Takale Up for the Challenge

Takale Up for the Challenge

8 September 2014

Ever-smiling Indian rally driver, Sanjay Takale, has endured an up-and-down year in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) following the always difficult Malaysian Rally in August, despite his stellar results in 2013. Takale, based in the city of Pune in Maharashtra, enjoyed considerable success last year by winning the APRC’s Production Cup but has been… read more

The GT86 and the APRC

The GT86 and the APRC

3 September 2014

It may be a somewhat tenuous link, but the Asia Pacific Rally Championship and the new TMG GT86 CS-R3 are connected by one of the senior engineers working on the project. Fredy Nowak was an engineer on the 2003 & 2004 APRC working with German driver Armin Kremer who went on to claim the APRC… read more

Comparing WRC with APRC….It’s a Joke Right?

Comparing WRC with APRC….It’s a Joke Right?

2 September 2014

It’s been a long time since I’ve attended a WRC event in Europe. And while WRC Australia will be closer to home and only a few weeks away, the opportunity to see WRC Rally Germany had much more appeal. Not only because it was a week after APRC Malaysian Rally and cheap to add the… read more