Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Two Protons for 2010?

By • Dec 2nd, 2009 • Category: News

Proton driver Alister McRae has given Proton its first ever podium finish in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge by taking third place in the Rally of Scotland. McRae, who now lives in Perth Western Australia, made a triumphal return to his native Perth shire in Scotland to pilot the rapidly improving Satria Neo to its best […]

Rally China 2009 Podcast

By • Dec 2nd, 2009 • Category: News, Podcast

Cody Crocker performed a clean-sweep of the 2009 Asia Pacific Rally Championship, claiming the final round of the series in China. While Crocker made it siz wins from six events this year, his team-mate Emma Gilmore battled through the pain of a broken hand to move ahead of Katsu Taguchi in the championship points to […]

Crocker Clean Sweeps China

By • Nov 17th, 2009 • Category: News

Cody Crocker has cruised home for his sixth victory of the APRC season, the only driver to win an APRC event this year. Never troubled, Crocker’s victory was made easier during the opening day as the other crews ran into problems. As was the case in 2008, the Longyou event extracted a heavy toll of […]

Rally Indonesia 2009 Podcast

By • Oct 17th, 2009 • Category: News, Podcast

Cody Crocker created history in Makassar, becoming the first driver in APRC history to win four championships. Katsu Taguchi has fought hard all year to stem the tide, but the Motor Image Subaru Impreza is now just too fast for the Taguchi’s older Mitsubishi Evo 9. Emma Gilmore battled hard to claim the final podium […]

Crocker Wins Rally and 4th Title

By • Oct 5th, 2009 • Category: News

Cody Crocker and Ben Atkinson claimed their first outright win at Rally Indonesia, and have captured a record fourth APRC title in the process. After securing three bonus points on Saturday Crocker and Atkinson needed just two more points to claim a fourth successive APRC title. “It’s an incredible feeling to win four APRC titles, […]

McRae to Drive Indonesia

By • Sep 21st, 2009 • Category: News

Former WRC driver Alister McRae will make a one-off appearance at next months Rally Indonesia. McRae will drive the Proton Satria S2000 that debuted at Rally Malaysia, standing in for the three-time APRC champion Karamjit Singh who has been forced to pull out at the last minute. McRae was an obvious choice for the drive, […]

Bates Looks to APRC

By • Sep 14th, 2009 • Category: News

Neal Bates, the four-time Australian Rally Championship title holder, believes the future for his Canberra-built S2000 Corollas is in the APRC. Quoted on, Bates said “We have homologation now in S2000 and we’re looking to see what we can do with the cars. I’d like to take the Corolla into the Asia-Pacific championship and […]

Crocker Takes PWRC Podium

By • Sep 7th, 2009 • Category: News

Subaru rally driver Cody Crocker has finished in third place in the Production World Rally Championship at Rally Australia. Crocker, in his Les Walkden Rallying Impreza WRX STI, was the first Australian home in the event, finishing in twelfth place outright. Leading the field home in the P-WRC was Czech Mitsubishi Lancer driver, Martin Prokop, […]

Paddon Wins Pirelli Star Driver

By • Sep 5th, 2009 • Category: News

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon is heading for the 2010 World Rally Championship as the winner of the Asia Pacific division of the Pirelli Star Driver program, announced today at Repco Rally Australia. Paddon, 22, was selected by a panel of judges from five candidates representing New Zealand, Australia and China who contested a shootout […]

Rally Malaysia 2009 Podcast

By • Aug 28th, 2009 • Category: News, Podcast

He did it again, and he did it in style! While the rest of the field struggled in the hot and wet Malaysian palm plantations, Cody Crocker sailed away with the rally. Blindingly fast from the very first stage, he finished the rally more than 20 minutes in front of second-placed Emma Gilmore. But for […]