Archive for the ‘Season 2008’ Category

Kiwis Push to Develop New Talent

By • Dec 21st, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

Rally New Zealand has announced a bold move to encourage young Kiwi rally drivers to chase their dreams of competing on the world stage. A three-year programme announced by Rally NZ chairman Chris Carr will see $150,000 a year invested in the best young Kiwi rally drivers. "There is a wealth of young rallying talent […]

Crocker, Atkinson Collect More Gongs

By • Dec 20th, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

For the third year in a row Cody Crocker and Ben Atkinson have made the trip to Monaco to collect their Asia-Pacific Rally Championship trophies at the FIA’s gala presentation night. The presentation honours the champions of all FIA titles world-wide, Crocker and Atkinson rubbing shoulders with five-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb and F1 title […]

Kiwis Take to the Snow

By • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

Brian Green and Fleur Pedersen are set to swap the heat and humidity of Asia-Pacific rallies for snow and ice, when they travel to Finland for the 2009 Arctic Lapland Rally.The first round of the Finnish national championship, Arctic Lapland Rally tests competitors with two days of snow covered roads near the northern Finnish city […]

Wales Fails for Gaurav

By • Dec 11th, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

Gaurav Gill of Team Sidvin India crashed out of the Wales Rally GB after battling treacherous weather conditions in Wales on Friday. Gill, who was optimistic of making an impact in his P-WRC debut, was 15th by the second stage. But the next stage, Myherin 1, proved decisive as he rolled the car, unaware of […]

Green, Herridge Complete 2008 in China

By • Dec 9th, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

Brian Green and Dean Herridge, both regulars in the APRC, have completed their 2008 seasons at the final round of the Chinese Rally Championship, Rally Shaowu. For Green and co-driver Fleur Pedersen, just making it to the start line was a challange. After claiming second place at Rally Thailand on the previous weekend, it looked […]

Naren Quits Team Sidvin

By • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

Former national rally champion Naren Kumar has pulled out of Team Sidvin India, bringing about an abrupt end to the association that was originally penned for a two-year programme in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Naren this year became the first Indian to drive in the WRC series after signing a two-year deal with Sidvin […]

Green Takes 2nd in Thailand

By • Dec 1st, 2008 • Category: News, Season 2008

APRC regulars Brian Green and Fleur Pedersen have taken second place at last weekends Rally Thailand. And in fact, Green and Pedersen may have had the event to themselves, if not for the presence of Finnish competitor Jouni Arolainen. Having not competed at the event for 10 years, Arolainen arrived ready for battle, with his […]

Gill Gets Shot at the ‘Big Time’

By • Nov 26th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

In a decision that reflected Team Sidvin’s definite shift towards youth and raw aggression, Gill, 26, will do one World Rally Championship (Production class) event this year before the team takes a call on who will be its representative in 2009. For the Delhi-based Gill, the journey started a few months ago when team principal […]

China Rally 2008

By • Nov 23rd, 2008 • Category: Podcast, Season 2008

It might have been a ‘dead rubber’, but China Rally was a classic. Cody Crocker arrived with the 2008 APRC title in the bag, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t going to fight for his third Chinese victory in a row. But Hiroshi Yanagisawa, who has turned his season around since Rally Whangarei, wasn’t going […]

Rally Malaysia 2008

By • Oct 21st, 2008 • Category: Podcast, Season 2008

He’s was unstoppable! At Rally Malaysia Cody Crocker claimed his third Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in as many years. Joining Kenneth Ericsson, Karamjit Singh and Possum Bourne as the only drivers to claim three APRC titles, Crocker defied torrential rain, slippery roads, and a determined Katsu Taguchi to seal victory. In this podcast we go through […]