Competitor Update – 20 January 2021

2021 APRC V4 regulations and 2021 FIA RRSR

  • The FIA has now published the 2021 RRSR including V4, specific to APRC. Please go to the following link to download the latest version:
  • The 2021 National Car Approval form (ASN cars) is also available to download on our website This form will apply to ALL cars that are not included in the list of eligible cars as in RRSR Art 12.1. If in doubt, please contact the APRC secretariat –
  • Please note that for ALL cars, whether FIA eligible or ASN approved cars, they must be in full compliance with App J Art 253, as per RRSR Art 12.3.6.
  • The 2021 APRC registration form is also now available at the same link on our website
  • Cars that are registered for the APRC and intend to compete in the APRC finale in Australia in November, must be eligible cars ie FIA eligible or ASN approved. The other minimum requirement is compliance with App J Art 253.
  • ASN cars will be required to meet or exceed the weight to power ratio as determined by the FIA.

The text below is a communication published by the APRC executive:

As you know, the APRC regulations evolved back in 2019, with the opportunity of welcoming more national categories. This extended acceptance is based on power-to-weight calculations made by the FIA, to ensure that the performance level of the national categories does not exceed the R5, which represents the performance benchmark for the FIA Regional Rally Championships.

On the basis of the technical information you will provide us for the eligible categories (using the National Car Approval form), the FIA will therefore carry out a simulation in order to obtain the theoretical power of the cars and to define the minimum weight for this category.

For information, the FIA calculation is based on a reference power-to-weight ratio of 4.4 kg/hp (1230 kg / 280 hp for a R5). It should be noted that the minimum weights of each category may be reviewed after each rally, in the event that a national category proves to be much more efficient than the R5s.

2021 APRC Calendar

As we all know, there is uncertainty globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At this stage, we have an 8 round championship, however round 1 in Japan has had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

There will be 4 qualifying rallies for Pacific Cup, 2 in New Zealand, and 2 in Australia

There will be 4 qualifying rallies for Asia Cup, India, China and two in Japan.

To be eligible for the finale, drivers must start just one round of the APRC Cups.

Japan Rally of Tsumagoi – CANCELLED APRC Asia Cup 4-7 Feb
India South India Rally, Chennai APRC Asia Cup 26-28 March
New Zealand Rally Otago APRC Pacific Cup 16-18 April
New Zealand International Rally of Whangarei APRC Pacific Cup 14-16 May
Japan Rally Hokkaido APRC Asia Cup 10-12 Sept
Australia Adelaide Hills Rally APRC Pacific Cup 15-17 Oct
China Rally Longyou APRC Asia Cup 22-24 Oct
Australia Coffs Coast Rally APRC Pacific Cup 20-21 Nov

APRC & Cups Logistics

In an effort to ensure all competitors have as many options available to them, to compete in the APRC rallies, Murray Brown can provide a customised logistics service to meet your needs. Please contact him on +63 908 310 5888 or

If you require any further information or advice on any of the above, please contact the Secretariat at