APRC Top 10 – No. 2 – Mike Young

APRC Top 10 – No. 2 – Mike Young

30 December 2015

At 22 years-old Mike Young might still be considered a Junior driver, but 2015 was the New Zealanders fourth full year in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and after winning a number of FIA titles in two-wheel drive cars, his Japanese based Cusco EZY Racing team decided it was time to promote him to… read more

APRC Top 10 – No. 3 – Gaurav Gill

APRC Top 10 – No. 3 – Gaurav Gill

28 December 2015

Third place in both the Würth Cup and the drivers’ championship might sound a reasonable achievement, but for former APRC champion Gaurav Gill it represented major disappointment. Certainly, it was a trying season – the Indian ace plagued by problems from the very outset. He suffered the acute frustration of being caught and passed by… read more

APRC Top 10 – No. 4 – Hitoshi Takayama

APRC Top 10 – No. 4 – Hitoshi Takayama

24 December 2015

Fourth in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Cup powered Würth was Japanese driver Hitoshi Takayama, who’s main target in 2015 was the FIA Asia Cup and chose the Malaysian Rally as his first ever international event. Unfortunately Takayama’s international campaign didn’t get off to the ideal start when his Group N Subaru had a major… read more

Competitor Update – December 2015

Competitor Update – December 2015

21 December 2015

2015 APRC Champions On behalf of the APRC, I would again like to pass on congratulations to all the 2015 APRC Champions. And also of course to all the other competitors who have once again committed to the challenges of APRC. A full list of 2015 Champions and the final points situation is available on… read more

Who Were the Top Ten Drivers this Year

Who Were the Top Ten Drivers this Year

21 December 2015

After a typical season of extremes in the 2015 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship one constant through the season has been the stand-out performance of Swedish driver Pontus Tidemand who comprehensively won the FIA APRC Drivers title, the Pacific Cup and a new championship category for 2015 the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Cup powered by… read more

2016 APRC Brochure Out Now

2016 APRC Brochure Out Now

17 December 2015

The 2016 APRC brochure is now available for download here. With events held in China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia, and TV coverage in those countries plus Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, the APRC overs incredible exposure to a huge audience in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gill and Urs Win Coffee Day Rally

Gill and Urs Win Coffee Day Rally

14 December 2015

Lohitt Urs and his co-driver Shrikanth Gowda expectedly won the title in the FIA Asia Cup category besides emerging National champions even as Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) took the Overall crown in the Coffee Day India Rally which concluded on Sunday in Chikkamagaluru, India. Mysorean Urs, driving the Mitsubishi Evo VIII, destroyed the Asia… read more

Urs and Gill lead in Chikkamagaluru

Urs and Gill lead in Chikkamagaluru

13 December 2015

Gaurav Gill of Team Mahindra Adventure has combined a smooth driving style with controlled aggression to take a sizeable lead during Leg 1 of the Coffee Day India Rally in Chikkamagaluru. While 34-year old Delhi-based Gill eased his way through the highly challenging and technical Special Stages to top the time charts clocking one hour,… read more

Gill and Ghosh lead after Super Special

Gill and Ghosh lead after Super Special

12 December 2015

The Team Mahindra Adventure team of national champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) and Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik) tied the opening Super Special Stage, as the Coffee Day India Rally, the concluding round of the FIA Asia Cup and the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship, began on a thrilling note at the Amber Valley School grounds,… read more

India’s Coffee Day Joins the APRC

India’s Coffee Day Joins the APRC

10 December 2015

With 40 entries in fray, the Coffee Day India Rally 2015, which doubles up as the concluding round of the FIA Asia Cup and the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship, promises high-octane action as the cream of country’s rally talent converge here for the three-day extravaganza beginning Friday. The event, also supported by Karnataka Tourism and… read more

Tidemand and Axelsson Crowned Champs

Tidemand and Axelsson Crowned Champs

7 December 2015

Last Friday in Paris, at the FIA’s annual awards gala, Pontus Tidemand and Emil Axelsson were crowned champions of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for 2015. ŠKODA received the awards for the driver and manufacturer championship in the prestigious championship for the fourth consecutive year. Works driver Tidemand had led the championship with five victories and… read more

Takayama Wins 2015 Asia Cup

Takayama Wins 2015 Asia Cup

25 November 2015

At close of entries for India Rally the final round of the FIA Asia Cup, no APRC competitors had entered the event therefore the Asia Cup winner for 2015 is current points leader Japanese driver Hitoshi Takayama and co-driver Hideki Takeyabu. The only registered driver that could have challenged Takayama for the Asia Cup is… read more

International Rally of Whangarei turning 10

International Rally of Whangarei turning 10

6 November 2015

World class rallying will return to Northland, New Zealand in 2016 with the 10th annual running of the International Rally of Whangarei to be held from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2016. The event will again play host to the opening round of the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally championship, the six round… read more

Queensland ‘Reboots’ for 2016

Queensland ‘Reboots’ for 2016

6 November 2015

The 2016 International Rally of Queensland will go ahead next June with a new promoter, following the withdrawal of former promoter Brisbane Sporting Car Club. A new organising committee chaired by well-known rally official Wayne Kenny will start work immediately on the event, scheduled to host rounds of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and… read more

Tidemand and Team MRF Dominate China Rally

Tidemand and Team MRF Dominate China Rally

4 November 2015

One of the world’s fastest young rally drivers, Pontus Tidemand, has driven his Team MRF Skoda Fabia R5 to a dominant victory in the final round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), the China Rally Longyou. Debuting the Fabia R5 in one of Skoda’s strongest markets, the 24-year old Swedish star won all 13 stages… read more

Five For Tidemand at China Rally

Five For Tidemand at China Rally

2 November 2015

Given the atrocious conditions Pontus Tidemand couldn’t exactly cruise to victory, but after team-mate Gaurav Gill crashed out early on Day 1, the event was a lot easier for the Swedish driver. Debuting the new MRF Skoda Fabia R5 and his first time in China, Tidemand and co-driver Emil Axelsson drove to victory in their… read more

Team MRF debut Skoda Fabia R5 in China

Team MRF debut Skoda Fabia R5 in China

30 October 2015

Team MRF’s Pontus Tidemand will debut the new Skoda Fabia R5 in China this weekend. Newly crowned Asia-Pacific Rally Champion (APRC), Pontus Tideland, is in China this weekend for the final round of the 2015 APRC season, fresh from winning the WRC2 category in last weekend’s Rally of Spain. The Swedish star, together with his… read more

Did You Know…

Did You Know…

29 October 2015

China has a population of about 1.38 billion? This makes it the most highly populated country on the planet, with about 18.8 per cent of the global population. China has been part of the APRC since 1997? The China Rally Longyou, in the Zhejiang province, has hosted the race since 2006. The Longyou district dates… read more

ŠKODA Celebrates Title Treble in China

ŠKODA Celebrates Title Treble in China

27 October 2015

ŠKODA will celebrate a title treble in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) when it lines up in the core market of China. The grand finale at the China Rally Longyou from Friday to Sunday will be something of a triumphal procession for the Czech automobile manufacturer. Ahead of the final round of the season,… read more

Richard Mason steps up for Rally China

Richard Mason steps up for Rally China

12 October 2015

Five times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason are set to end their 2015 Rally Season on a high as they head off shore to take on some of the world’s best drivers and teams on the gravel and concrete roads of Longyou, China at the end of this month. The Masterton based… read more