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Norweigan pairing top International Rally of Whangarei shakedown
28 Apr 2017 - Event Release

Norway’s Ole Veiby and co-driver Stig Rune set fastest time of 47.2seconds in the ŠKODA Fabia R5 at this morning’s shakedown test ahead of the weekend’s 28-30 International Rally of Whangarei.


Stars in cars for International Rally of Whangarei
28 Apr 2017 - Event Release

The International Rally of Whangarei, part of the Whangarei Festival of motorsport, will include defending APRC champion and last year’s rally winner Gaurav Gill from India. New for 2017 are the two-car Swedish based Mitsubishi team that include former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Jari Ketomaa.


MRF Škoda announce drivers and co-drivers for 2017
18 Apr 2017 - Škoda Release

MRF ŠKODA have announced their drivers for the 2017 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship with reigning champion Gaurav Gill from India teaming up with Norwegian rookie Ole Christian Veiby and his co-driver Stig Rune Skjaermoen.


A dream come true for Norway's Ole Christian Veiby
10 Apr 2017 - Team Release

Ole Christian Veiby from Norway will drive a works supported R5 Skoda in the MRF Tyres team, alongside current champion Gaurav Gill in the 2017 APRC.


Asia-Pacific campaign for Mpart Mitsubishis
17 Mar 2017 - Team Release - Mpart

Swedish constructor of the rally-developed Mitsubishi Mirage, MPart AB, is the first team to announce their plans for two cars to contest a full season in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, one to be driven by Finnish ace Jari Ketomaa


Asia Pacific Returns to Canberra
6 Mar 2017 - and CAMS release

For the first time since 2008 Canberra will host a round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship following the cancellation of the Rally of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.


Takale finishes on a high in India - looks to 2017
14 Dec 2016 - Kirti Patil - Sakal Times (India)

India Rally provided perfect setting for the season finale of the 2016 FIA APRC — twisty course, narrow roads and gravel-tarmac combination—all adding to the challenge that Pune rally driver Sanjay Takale faced in probably his last ride in Subaru Impreza WRX car.


Young wraps up APRC season with second place in India
8 Dec 2016 - Team Release -APSM and Excelerate Media

New Zealanders Mike Young and co-driver Malcolm finished their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) season with an excellent second place at a very tough and torturous India Rally while also enjoying multiple APRC championship class success.


Home Win for Gill Completes Perfect Season
6 Dec 2016 - Brian Young -

Gaurav Gill from India, had won all five APRC rallies this year and badly wanted to win at home and in front of his huge number of passionate fans on the sixth and final APRC event for the year, the Coffee Day India Rally.


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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 2017 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 Zhangye, West China near the Mongolian border for the championship's 'desert' rally.  From the dry desert heat and in complete contrast, the fourth event of the championship is the very hot and humid Malaysian Rally run through the Palm Oil Plantations of Johor.

Japan is next and the fast forestry and public roads of Rally Hokkaido, followed by the final event of the year - the India Rally, held on the coffee plantations roads of Chikmagalur.

APRC.TV Ltd has been the official television producer for the championship since  1999 and in 2016, 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, China, Outdoor Channel Asia, TEN Sports (Indian sub-continent), Motors-TV Europe and Duke TVNZ, New Zealand.