Archive for the ‘Season 2008’ Category

Herridge to Push for Win

By • Jul 5th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

There’s just a week to go before the start of Rally Hokkaido. Along with the APRC regulars, there’ll be a large field of experienced Japanese campaigners. And added to the mix with be Dean Herridge, the 2008 Pacific Cup champion re-signed by Cusco after completing his initial contract of three APRC events. So far this […]

Gaurav Set For Return

By • Jul 4th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

It has been eight months, four of those spent on crutches, since Gaurav Gill even sat in a Rally car much less drive it. Now, with the worst behind him, the 26-year old Indian Rally champion who had cut his motor sport teeth on a bike racer, is all set to restart his international career […]

Rally Hokkaido ’07 Video

By • Jul 1st, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Just two weeks to go before Rally Hokkaido, so what better time than to look back at last years event. As it does this year, Rally Hokkaido marked the mid-point of the 2007 season and was an important event for Katsu Taguchi and MRF, who were expected to do well. But it proved to be […]

Herridge + Cusco = Hokkaido

By • Jun 22nd, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Dean Herridge and Cusco Racing have announced they will extend their partnership to include the team’s home event, Rally Hokkaido. Fresh from claiming the inaugural Pacific Cup title, leading Australian rally driver Dean Herridge and Cusco Racing have extended their successful Asia-Pacific Rally Championship partnership to include next month’s Rally Hokkaido. Initially contracted to contest […]

Valimaki Takes Lead In Finland

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

After a long (northern hemisphere) spring break, the Finnish Rally Championship resumed last weekend for the Keski-Uusimaa SM-rally, the first gravel event for the 2008 season. Jussi Valimaki, the 2005 APRC champion, headed into the rally second on points in the Group A category. But there had been plenty of change in the Valimaki camp […]

Rally Whangarei Video

By • Jun 19th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

APRC TV has just released its coverage of Rally Whangarei 2008. Click the ‘Play’ button on the the YouTube player, on the right-hand side of the APRC Live web site, and check out all the action from Whangarei. And if you want to see more APRC action, from past events, check out the APRC TV […]

No Turkish Delight for Naren

By • Jun 15th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Source: Mumbai News Online All did not go as expected with Naren Kumar in the Rally of Turkey. In fact, if the 33-year-old looks back at his run in and around Antalya he would agree there were several ‘signs’ that suggested he would have a premature end. Saturday saw Naren retire even before ‘technically competing […]

Herridge Claims Pacific Cup

By • Jun 8th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

Source: It was a struggle from the opening stage, but Dean Herridge has claimed the inaugural APRC Pacific Cup at Rally Whangarei. Going into the event, Dean held a comfortable eight point lead to Katsu Taguchi and Jean-Louis Leyraud, both on 19 points. If he could run finish second in the Pacific Cup standings […]

Cup Showdown in Northland

By • Jun 4th, 2008 • Category: Season 2008

The first award of the APRC 2008 waiting to be claimed at this weekends Rally Whangarei. The Pacific Cup, one of the two new awards available within the overall Asia-Pacific championship, is looking to be a three-way battle between current championship leader Dean Herridge, Rally New Caledonia winner Katsu Taguchi, and veteran New Caledonian driver […]

MI Stick With Proven Package

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

Defending champs MotorImage have made an about-face for this weekends Rally Whangarei, deciding to stick with their proven 2007-spec Subaru Impreza WRXs in preference to the all-new 2008-model. Although the team was determined at the start of the year to debut the new N14 Impreza in New Zealand (see ‘Inside MotorImage‘), team boss Philip Rodgers […]