Competitor Update – 25 January 2022

2022 APRC V4 regulations and 2022 FIA RRSR

  • The FIA has now published the 2022 RRSR including V4, specific to APRC. Please go to the following link to download the latest version: https://www.fia.com/regulation/category/117.
  • The 2022 National Car Approval form (ASN cars) is also available to download on our Competitor Information page of the 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 at aprcsecretariat@rallynz.org.nz.
  • 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.
  • The 2022 APRC registration form is also now available at the same link on our website at fiaaprc.com/competitor-information/.
  • 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.

2022 APRC Calendar

As we all know, there is ongoing 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 and will be replaced with Rally Montre in June, pending FIA approval.

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.

Rnd 125 Mar - 27 MarSouth India Rally – IndiaAsia Cup
08 Apr - 10 AprRally of Otago – New ZealandPacific Cup
13 May - 15 MayRally of Whangarei – New ZealandPacific Cup
Rnd 210 Jun - 12 JunRally Montre – JapanAsia Cup
Rnd 309 Sep - 11 SepRally Hokkaido – JapanAsia Cup
Rnd 423 Sep - 25 SepDanau Toba Rally – IndonesiaAsia Cup
Rnd 521 Oct - 23 OctRally Longyou – ChinaAsia Cup
Rnd 621 Oct - 23 OctAdelaide Hills Rally – AustraliaPacific Cup
Rnd 725 Nov - 27 NovCoffs Coast Rally – AustraliaPacific Cup

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 murray.brown@xtra.co.nz.

If you require any further information or advice on any of the above, please contact the Secretariat at aprcsecretariat@rallynz.org.nz.

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