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New Zealand’s International rally celebrates 30 years
18 Apr 2018 - Event Release

This year’s 4 - 6 May running of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei celebrates 30 years of FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) competition.

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1988 - 1918 - APRC 30th Anniversary
2 Apr 2018 - Brian Young and David Thomson

2018 is a milestone year for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the 30th anniversary for the championship that has been running since 1988.

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Toyota and Skoda for Cusco in 2018
23 Mar 2018 - Team Release

Japan’s Cusco Racing are the first team to announce their plans for the 2018 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship with two cars entered for the full six round championship.

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Interview: WRC drivers Lappi and Makinen – “Competing in the APRC was a big help”.
5 Jan 2018 - Brian Young - Asia Pacific Sports Media (APSM)

Former APRC drivers Esapekka Lappi and his team boss Tommi Makinen, (a four times World Rally Champion) talk about how competing the Asia Pacific Rally Championship helped their careers.

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2017 APRC - A Tight Fight for the Championship
2 Jan 2018 - Brian Young - APSM

As we head into 2018 and the APRC’s 30th anniversary (1988 – 2018), here’s a quick look back at the highlights from 2017 FIA APRC. The battle through the season between MRF Skoda team-mates

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Gill takes APRC title in India
27 Nov 2017 - Event Release

India’s Gaurav Gill came up with another mature drive to retain the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship title, his third since 2013, as he led another 1-2 Team MRF sweep in the Coffee Day India Rally 2017 ahead of team-mate Ole Christian Veiby from Norway by 17 minutes, 38.4 seconds.

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Third title beckons for Gill
26 Nov 2017 - Brian Young - APSM

Is the battle for the APRC drivers championship over?? After such a big build-up to what should have been a classic battle between the MRF Skoda team-mates at Coffee Day India Rally, Norway’s Ole Christian Veiby unfortunately had a major transmission problem on Stage 2.

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Title Fight in India
23 Nov 2017 - Brian Young - APSMtv

It comes down to the wire, two drivers with equal cars and equal chances - its winner takes all! The 2017 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship will be decided at this weekend’s final round, the Coffee Day India Rally

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ŠKODA teammates Gill and Veiby competing for APRC honours in India
22 Nov 2017 - Skoda Release

The FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) of 2017 is by far the most exciting since years. At the upcoming final round, the Rally of India (24/11–26/11/2017), both ŠKODA crews can win the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for drivers and co-drivers.

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WHAT IS THE APRC

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship is spread through a diverse range of  countries, climates, cultures and a huge population base of over 2.5 billion people.

In 2018 six events make-up the championship starting in New Zealand with the  fast and smooth roads of Rally of Whangarei, followed by Australia’s Canberra Rally, running through dusty forestry roads on the outskirts of the nation's capital city.

The APRC then heads to Malaysia and  the very hot and humid Rally of Johor run through the palm oil plantations, not far from the border with Singapore.

Japan is next and the fast forestry and public roads of Rally Hokkaido, followed by the China Rally and the bamboo covered mountains around Longyou, 400 kilometres south-west of Shanghai.

The finale is the Coffee Day India Rally, held on the coffee plantations roads of Chikmagalur, South India.

APRC.TV Ltd has been the official television producer for the championship since  1999 and in 2017, 351 million households in 196 countries watched coverage of the APRC.

Leading international broadcasters include: FoxSports/STAR Sports Asia, FoxSports Australia, Guangdong TV China, CCTV-5 China, Sima.com China, Outdoor Channel Asia, SONY TEN Sports (Indian sub-continent), Motors-TV Europe and Duke TVNZ, New Zealand.