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2013 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season

2013 Asia-Pacific Rally season
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The 2013 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season is an international rally championship sanctioned by the FIA. The championship is contested by a combination of regulations with Group N competing directly against Super 2000 cars for points. A new rally was added to the calendar, the first since Rally of Queensland in 2009, in the Thailand Rally.

Indian driver Gaurav Gill won the Asian-Pacific championship after many years in the series. Gill won the championship despite his Finnish team mate Esapekka Lappi winning more events. Gill wrapped the title up early as the only rival outside of the Team MRF squad, Subaru driver Sanjay Takle, did not attend the final round at the China Rally.

Australian driver Simon Knowles won the Pacific Cup held over the three Pacific ocean events. The Asia Cup was held over three of the four Asian events, with the China Rally being left out in favour of candidate rally, the Thailand Rally. The Asia Cup was won by New Zealand driver Michael Young.

Race calendar and results

The 2013 APRC is as follows:[1]

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 23x15px International Rally of Whangarei
(18–19 May)
1 23x15px Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:47:48.4 16 288.16 km 52 28
2 23x15px Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:51:18.3
3 23x15px Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX 2:51:54.0
2 23x15px Rallye de Nouvelle-Calédonie
(14–16 June)
1 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 1:57:12.3 17 236.59 km 21 8
2 23x15px Emmanuel Guigou Renault Clio R3 2:05:07.6
3 23x15px Eugène Creugnet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2:14:31.7
3 23x15px International Rally of Queensland
(13–14 July)
1 23x15px Eli Evans Honda Jazz 2:07:51.0 21 214.06 km 57 36
2 23x15px Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:08:43.8
3 23x15px Tom Wilde Renault Clio R3 2:10:37.6
4 23x15px Malaysian Rally
(24–25 August)
1 23x15px Fan Fan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3:14:29.6 15 219.90 km 34 21
2 Template:Country data JPN Shuhei Muta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:16:37.3
3 23x15px Daniel Palau Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:18:24.1
5 Template:Country data JPN Rally Hokkaido
(28–29 September)
1 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 2:26:26.2 18 232.32 km 81 41
2 Template:Country data JPN Norihiko Katsuta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2:27:03.2
3 Template:Country data JPN Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:27:04.2
6 23x15px China Rally
(2–3 November)
1 23x15px Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 3:01:46.9 13 230.92 km 72 22
2 23x15px Niall McShea Škoda Fabia S2000 3:05:06.4
3 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 3:07:24.3
7 23x15px Thailand Rally
(7–8 December)
1 23x15px Daniel Palau Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:06:31.7 13 229.80 km 14 5
2 23x15px Wittaya Ruegchan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:12:38.8
3 23x15px Michael Young Toyota Vitz 3:20:25.7

Championship standings

The 2013 APRC for Drivers points is as follows:[2]

Position Driver Vehicle 23x15px
NZL
23x15px
NCL
23x15px
AUS
23x15px
MAL
Template:Country data JPN
JPN
23x15px
CHN
Total
1 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 2 12 1 10.5 Ret 6 Ret 7 1 14 2 10 145.5
2 23x15px Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 1 14 Ret 1 14 Ret Ret 1 14 117
3 Template:Country data IND Sanjay Takle Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4 7 2 9 2 11 Ret 2 11 104
4 23x15px Michael Young Toyota Vitz 3 9 Ret 4 1 13 3 11 92
5 Template:Country data JPN Hiroshi Asakura Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Proton Satria Neo
Ret 5 3 8 Ret 5 4 8 53
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Note: 112 refers to the bonus points awarded for each leg of the rally for the first five place getters, 1st (7), 2nd (5), 3rd (3), 4th (2), 5th (1). There are two bonus legs for each rally.

Pacific Cup

Position Driver Vehicle 23x15px
NZL
23x15px
NCL
23x15px
AUS
Total
1 23x15px Simon Knowles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4 8 2 9 1 13 85
2 Template:Country data IND Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 1 14 1 10.5 Ret 7 71.5
3 23x15px Matt van Tuinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2 12 Ret 30
4 23x15px Bruce Fullerton Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 10 Ret 25
5 23x15px Claude Clavel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Ret 3 Ret 3

Asia Cup

Position Driver Vehicle 23x15px
MAL
Template:Country data JPN
JPN
23x15px
THA
Total
1 23x15px Michael Young Toyota Vitz 2 10 5 8 1 11 82
2 Template:Country data JPN Shuhei Muta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 1 13 2 12 Ret 68
3 Template:Country data JPN Yuya Sumiyama Subaru Impreza WRX STI Ret 7 1 14 Ret 7 53
4 Template:Country data JPN Tomohide Hasegawa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4 6 4 8 Ret 5 43
5 23x15px Chaiyan Longton Suzuki Swift 3 10 Ret Ret 5 30
6 Template:Country data IND Sanjay Takle Subaru Impreza WRX STi Ret 3 8 Ret 6 29
7 Template:Country data JPN Hiroshi Asakura Proton Satria Neo Ret 4 6 4 16

References

  1. ^ "2013 Calendar". FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  2. ^ [1]

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