Archive for the ‘Season 2008’ Category

Pedder: Keen to Finish on a Positive

By • Aug 20th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Scott Pedder, the new boy in the MRF Tyres team, is looking to put a disappointing season behind him this weekend at Rally Indonesia, the fifth APRC event of the season. Speaking on his web site, Pedder is keen to finish the season on a positive. “I am really really looking forward to Indonesia. We […]

Ford S2000 ‘OK’ for APRC

By • Aug 20th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

The Ford Fiesta Super 2000R rally car, currently run in the Australian domestic rally series, has been approved by the FIA for regional homologation, meaning it’s now able to be used on APRC rounds. Currently the only Super 2000 version of the Fiesta, the S2000R was developed in Melbourne by Britek Motorsport and rallied in […]

Rally Indonesia ’07 Review

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

There’s just a week to go before this years Rally of Indonesia, so let’s wind back the clocks and check out last years round. Up until the Indonesian leg of the series, APRC ’07 had seemed to be entirely for Cody Crocker’s benefit. He’d dominated in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Malaysia and was well […]

McRae + Proton = APRC ’09?

By • Aug 13th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Although there is still three rounds to run this year, APRC 2009 is already on the radar of some manufacturers, with reports Malaysian car builder Proton is preparing a Super 2000 Satria for next years series. We reported earlier this year that an S2000 version of the Satria was under development by Mellors Elliot Motorsport […]

Valimaki and Kumar Battle in Finland

By • Aug 3rd, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Rally Finland, one of the iconic events in world rallying, has just wrapped up, and two ex-APRC competitors, Jussi Valimaki and Naren Kumar, have experienced vastly different results in the event. They were competitors in the APRC last year, but for 2008 Kumar landed a drive in the Production World Rally Championship with Team Sidvin, […]

Weiss Ready for Asia Cup

By • Jul 30th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

The APRC will gain some extra European flavour, with Edith Weiss set to join the series for the last three events of the year, rallies Indonesia, Malaysia and China. German-born Weiss splits her time between Switzerland and Dubai, and has experience of both European and Middle Eastern rallying. But next months Rally Indonesia will be […]

Photos of a Mud Bath

By • Jul 25th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Wondering just how wet and muddy it was in Hokkaido? Have a look at the photos over at Linear Photographs. It may have been hard work for the crews, but at least they were inside!

Rally Hokkaido 2008

By • Jul 20th, 2008 • Category: Podcast, Season 2008

Rally Hokkaido is usually a fast and tough event, but this year the rain made the Japanese leg of the APRC event a battle for survival. It was a great battle to the finish between Katsu Taguchi and Hiroshi Yanagisawa, and in this podcast we catch up with them and all the other APRC drivers. […]

Katsu Takes APRC Lead in Hokkaido

By • Jul 14th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Japanese driver Katsu Taguchi has won the APRC Rally of Hokkaido by 2.3 seconds from Hiroshi Yanagisawa after a great battle throughout the final day. Australians Dean Herridge and Cody Crocker came home 3rd and 4th and only separated by 19.8 seconds. Torrential rain on day 1 caused several stages to be cancelled and stage […]

Rain Washes Cody Away

By • Jul 13th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Rally Hokkaido is proving to be the most challenging event of the APRC season so far, with torrential rain and number of retirements mixing up the leader board. The rain has been so heavy that stages 3, 7 and 8 were all cancelled, the roads nearly impassable, with unconfirmed reports the zero slid off the […]