Current APRC Würth Cup points leader Hayden Paddon (outright winner of the New Zealand round) finished fourth overall in his WRC Hyundai, while former APRC driver’s champion (2014) Jan Kopecky won the WRC2 category and was 9th overall.
But the story of the event was the storming comeback drive of Ole Christian Veiby (2nd in APRC in 2017).
Sardina was the debut WRC event for the APRC’s current driver’s champion Gaurav Gill in a R5 Ford Fiesta. A heavy landing on Friday damaged the MRF sponsored Fiesta requiring a restart under Super-rally rules, however the Indian driver completed the event and gathered valuable miles.
Story: Brian Young – aprc.tv
Photos: Skoda Motorsport, Hyundai Motorsport and Toyota Gazoo Racing