Competitor Update – 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 APRC Calendar

There is a delay with having the calendar for 2017 confirmed by the FIA. This is expected to be published soon.
The calendar for adoption is:

  • New Zealand 28-30 April
  • Australia 26-28 May
  • China 7-9 July
  • Malaysia 11-13 August
  • Japan 15-17 September
  • India 24-26 November

New APRC Working Group Executive

At the recent Working Group meeting in Malaysia, there was a new executive elected.
Mr Vicky Chandhok (IND) is the new President, Mr Colin Trinder (AUS) as vice President and the two executive members being H.H. Tengku Shaharin Aku Bakar (MYS) and Mr Willard Martin (NZL)

As more information is available early in 2017 I will keep you all updated.


Finally, I would like to thank all teams, drivers, co-drivers, competitors, sponsors and organisers for their support of APRC in 2016.

I trust the experience has been good for you, and I look forward to welcoming you back and working with you all again in 2017.

I will be in New Zealand until approx 10 January. If you need to contact me urgently I can be contacted on my NZ mobile, +64 21 464 921 or on email otherwise.

Wishing you all a Safe and Happy Festive Season and brighter things for 2017.