Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Atko Claims Opener for MRF

By • Apr 2nd, 2012 • Category: News, Season 2012

Chris Atkinson has taken back-to-back victories at Brother International Rally of Whangarei with a 28.1 second winning margin over fellow Asia Pacific Rally Championship contender Per-Gunnar Andersson as the two-day event wrapped up. Atkinson, an Australian, piloted a Skoda Fabia S2000 car in his and the car’s first event with Team MRF from India. Last […]

Green Claims Kings Cup

By • Dec 15th, 2011 • Category: News, Season 2011

While most of the APRC teams have headed off on holiday before the 2012 season, hard-working Kiwis Brian Green and Fleur Pedersen have wrapped up another season with victory in the Rally Thailand Kings Cup. Held in the Saraburi and Lop Buri provinces of central Thailand, the rally is a tricky combination of tarmac and […]

McRae Bags Title in China

By • Nov 7th, 2011 • Category: News, Season 2011

Leading from the very first stage Scotland’s Alister McRae and co-driver Bill Hayes drove an exceptional event to win the China Rally and win the Asia Pacific Rally Championship drivers and co-drivers title. It was a clean sweep of trophies for Proton as the Malaysian manufacturer won the manufacturers championship, the Teams Trophy, the Asia […]

Whangarei to Atko

By • Jul 20th, 2011 • Category: News, Season 2011

Australian Chris Atkinson is the first international driver to win the International Rally of Whangarei, taking victory in the two-day event by 12.4 seconds from Kiwi star Hayden Paddon. Masterton’s Richard Mason finished third overall. Having won the Whangarei event three times since its inception in 2007, Paddon was the odds-on favourite to take another […]

Atko First in Paradise

By • Jun 20th, 2011 • Category: News, Season 2011

The third round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship was held on the beautiful Pacific island of New Caledonia, however it proved to be no holiday for the drivers. Retirements and crashes took out several of the top runners. First to go was local man Jean-Louis Leyraud who went off at high-speed and although his […]

Higgins Takes Qld Cliff-Hanger

By • May 16th, 2011 • Category: News, Season 2011

British Driver Mark Higgins has won the International Rally of Queensland but it was only on the very last stage that he managed to finally grab the win. The two day event held on the Sunshine Coast had several leaders, including Australian Chris Atkinson who led from the first stage in his Proton Satria. Electrical […]

Taguchi Falters But Grabs Titles

By • Nov 8th, 2010 • Category: News, Season 2010

All the major APRC teams at 2010 China Rally leave the event with a result, MRF win the APRC drivers championship, Cusco the Asia Cup and Proton finish their season with a 1-2 podium. MRF Tyres team take the major prize with Japan’s Katsu Taguchi winning the 2010 Asia Pacific drivers championship. Joining the Japanese […]

Reeves Takes Win and Cup

By • Sep 1st, 2010 • Category: News, Season 2010

Rally New Caledonia is the 5th round of the 2010 Asia Pacific Rally Championship and being held on a Pacific island governed by France it has a character all of its own. It maybe an island paradise but the event is no holiday with 230 kilometres of rough, dusty tracks that have a ‘ball-bearing’ gravel […]

Gill Bags Second APRC Win

By • Aug 2nd, 2010 • Category: News, Season 2010

Guarav Gill won the International Rally of Queensland with a consistent driving display while rivals fell around him in the forests of the Sunshine Coast hinterland today. Gill and New Zealand co-driver Glen Macneall of the Indian-based MRF Mitsubishi team won only one of the event’s 18 special stages, on Friday night, but were rarely […]

Paddon Three-Peats

By • Jul 5th, 2010 • Category: News, Season 2010

It may have been his home event and he may have had a lucky escape on the first stage, but New Zealander Hayden Paddon showed just he’s a champion in the making with a completely dominate win on the International Rally of Whangarei. “During the afternoon stages with the worsening conditions, we backed off a […]