Competitor Update – 19 December 2016

Competitor Update – 19 December 2016

19 December 2016

On behalf of the APRC, I would again like to pass on congratulations to all the 2016 APRC Champions. And also of course to all the other competitors who have once again committed to the challenges of APRC rallies during the year. A full list of 2016 Champions and the final points situation is available here. 2017… read more

Sanjay Takale looks ahead to 2017

Sanjay Takale looks ahead to 2017

18 December 2016

Pune: Chikamagalur provided perfect setting for the season finale of the 2016 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship—twisty course, narrow roads and gravel-tarmac combination—all adding to the challenge that Pune rally driver Sanjay Takale faced with utmost guts and patience in probably his last ride in Subaru Impreza WRX car. The Cusco Racing driver, who has been… read more

Young finishes APRC with Podium

Young finishes APRC with Podium

7 December 2016

New Zealanders Mike Young and co-driver Malcolm finished their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) season with an excellent second place at a very tough and torturous India Rally while also enjoying multiple APRC championship class success. Based in the coffee plantations near Chikkamagaluru, 240 kilometres west of Bangalore, the event had a massive following… read more

Gaurav Gill Completes Perfect Season

Gaurav Gill Completes Perfect Season

6 December 2016

Gaurav Gill from India, had won all five APRC rallies this year and badly wanted to win at home and in front of his huge number of passionate fans on the sixth and final APRC event for the year, the Coffee Day India Rally. While his team-mate Fabian Kreim from Germany took the initial lead… read more

Gill on verge of historic clean APRC sweep

Gill on verge of historic clean APRC sweep

4 December 2016

Gaurav Gill of Team MRF is poised for an unprecedented clean sweep of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship as he surged to a commanding and unassailable lead at the end of Leg-1 in the Coffee Day India Rally here today. Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall), who took rally driving to a level not seen before… read more

Takale on a High Heading into Home Event

Takale on a High Heading into Home Event

3 December 2016

Pune-based Sanjay Takale is hoping to finish his APRC season off in the best possible way with a top finish at his home event. The Coffee Day India Rally will take place this weekend 3-5th December in the coffee plantations near Chikmagalur, in the southern state of Karnataka. After his best-ever result in last month’s… read more

Gill starts India Rally as Champion

Gill starts India Rally as Champion

2 December 2016

Local hero Gaurav Gill may have already won the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship’s drivers title for 2016 but he badly wants to win his home event in India in front of his home crowd and to make it a clean sweep of wins for the year. The Coffee Day India Rally will take place… read more

Competitor Update – 11 November 2016

Competitor Update – 11 November 2016

11 November 2016

Coffee Day India Rally A reminder that entries for Coffee Day India Rally close at 5pm on Monday 14 November. Team containers are due to be in the ABC Classic service park from Sunday 27 November. If you have not yet obtained your Indian visa (available online) you should be doing this asap. Please contact… read more

Kiwi Duo ‘Guttered’

Kiwi Duo ‘Guttered’

2 November 2016

While in third overall at the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) held in Malaysia this weekend, Kiwi driver Mike Young’s weekend ended in disappointment as he slipped into a ditch and was forced to retire after the car couldn’t be freed. The drama unfolded for Young and Hamilton based co-driver… read more

Double Podium for Takale

Double Podium for Takale

1 November 2016

Indian rally driver Sanjay Takale has managed to claim two podium finishes in a career best finish at the Malaysian Rally, doubling as the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and the third round of the Malaysian Rally Championship (MRC) held this weekend in Johor Bahru. Takale, who was cross entered… read more

Second APRC Title for Gill

Second APRC Title for Gill

31 October 2016

Gaurav Gill dominated the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) held at the Malaysian Rally this weekend in his Team MRF Skoda Fabia R5, after winning the event with a commanding margin and also claiming the overall APRC drivers’ championship a round early. Gill (India) and co-driver Glenn Macneall (Australia) built… read more

Gill Closes in on APRC title

Gill Closes in on APRC title

30 October 2016

Gaurav Gill has managed to extend his FIA Asia Pacific Championship (APRC) lead further at the first day of the Malaysian Rally, after dominating the time sheets and the subsequent retirement of his closest rival and team-mate Fabian Kreim. The much anticipated rain never arrived meaning the stages stayed relatively dry throughout the day, although… read more

Outright speed not the key in Malaysia

Outright speed not the key in Malaysia

28 October 2016

Rally crews from eight countries around the world are getting ready to tackle the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) this weekend at the Malaysian Rally, held in Johor Bahru, which is already promising to be the most challenging event of the year. Daily thunderstorms have swept through the region and… read more

Takale to push in Malaysia

Takale to push in Malaysia

28 October 2016

Indian rally driver Sanjay Takale feels right at home on Malaysian Roads, so the experienced driver is confident of a good result at the fifth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) held this weekend in Johor Bahru. Behind the wheel of his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza, Takale is aiming for a podium… read more

Young: “Toughest APRC rally”

Young: “Toughest APRC rally”

27 October 2016

International Kiwi rally driver Mike Young is set to tackle the fifth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) this weekend in Malaysia, as he continues to aim for the top in the overall APRC drivers’ championship. While he currently sits in third with his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza, Young is hoping… read more

Competitor Update – 5 October 2016

Competitor Update – 5 October 2016

5 October 2016

Malaysian Rally A reminder that entries for Malaysian Rally close on Friday 7 October, ie in 2 days time. Please ensure you send your entries in good time. Supplementary Regulations are available on the website www.malaysianrally.com (note: the website was down but now back online) Rally Guide 2 is due to be published on Friday… read more

Takale achieves target in Japan

Takale achieves target in Japan

28 September 2016

International rally driver, Sanjay Takale, achieved all of his goals at the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) held at Rally Hokkaido in Japan over the weekend and finished in eighth overall. After missing the previous round in China, Takale simply wanted to finish the rally to get “valuable seat time” and… read more

Gill Dominates in Japan

Gill Dominates in Japan

26 September 2016

Gaurav Gill has continued his dominant form at the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) at Rally Hokkaido in Japan, to take his fourth consecutive win this season in his Team MRF Skoda Fabia R5. After building up a substantial lead against his rivals on Saturday, Gill continued his charge today to… read more

Podium for Young in Japan

Podium for Young in Japan

26 September 2016

Mike Young has managed to secure third place at the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) after several close battles, held at Rally Hokkaido in Japan. After sitting in second place for most of the first day in his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza, Young fell to third after two punctures handing… read more

Clear leader emerges at Rally Hokkaido

Clear leader emerges at Rally Hokkaido

25 September 2016

A trouble free run has seen Team MRF Skoda driver, Gaurav Gill, emerge as a clear leader at the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) this weekend at Rally Hokkaido in Japan. Capitalising on his vast experience, Gill (India) was able to pull away from the other front-runners early on in his… read more