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2009 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season

2009 Asia-Pacific Rally season
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The 2009 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season was an international rally championship sanctioned by the FIA.

Australian Subaru driver Cody Crocker won his fourth successive title, the first driver to do so. Crocker's co-driver, Ben Atkinson likewise wrapped up the co-drivers title. Crocker scored 94 out of a possible 96 points to complete dominate the season.

The Pacific Cup, decided over the first three rallies in the season was won by New Zealand pairing, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard. Crocker won the Asia Cup, held over the later four rallies of the season. Crocker's team mate, New Zealand driver Emma Gilmour finished second in the championship, moving past former champion Katsuhiko Taguchi at the final round to become the first woman to finish in the series top three positions. Subaru won the Manufacturers Cup.


The 2009 APRC was as follows:[1]

Round Date Event Location Winner
1 April 10–12 Rallye de Nouvelle Calédonie 23x15px Nouméa, New Caledonia no registered competitors finished
2 May 9–10 Rally Queensland 23x15px Imbil, Australia 23x15px Cody Crocker
3 June 5–7 Rally of Whangarei 23x15px Whangarei, New Zealand 23x15px Cody Crocker
4 July 11–12 Rally Hokkaido Template:Country data JPN Hokkaidō, Japan 23x15px Cody Crocker
5 August 15–16 Malaysian Rally 23x15px Malaysia 23x15px Cody Crocker
6 October 3–4 Rally Indonesia Template:Country data IDN Indonesia 23x15px Cody Crocker
7 November 14–15 China Rally 23x15px China 23x15px Cody Crocker


The 2009 APRC for Drivers points was as follows:[2]

Position Driver Vehicle Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Total
1 23x15px Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX 16 16 15 16 15 16 94
2 23x15px Emma Gilmour Subaru Impreza WRX 7 9 7 11 7 12 53
3 Template:Country data JPN Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 12 11 13 11 47
4 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 1 2 3 12
5 23x15px Brian Green Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4 5 9


  1. ^ "FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ "2009 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Points Summary Points Standing After Round 7" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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