Italian delight for APRC drivers in Sardinia
12 Jun 2018 -

Current and former APRC drivers performed well at the Italian round of the WRC – the Rally of Sardinia.

APRC Würth Cup points leader Haydon Paddon (outright winner of the New Zealand round) finished fourth overall in his WRC Hyundai, while former APRC driver’s champion (2014) Jan Kopecky won the WRC2 category and was 9th overall. Story of the event was the storming comeback drive of Ole Christian Veiby (2nd in APRC in 2017)

The Norwegian was back in eighth place in WRC2 on Friday after being delayed by suspension issues on the rutted and rocky Sardinian roads. Following repairs Veiby, won every stage on Saturday and three on Sunday to climb back to second.

Espekka Lappi (2nd in 2013 APRC) had one of his best weekends of the 2018 WRC championship, finishing 3rd in his WRC Toyota Yaris.

Sardina was the debut WRC event for the APRC’s current driver’s champion Gaurav Gill and Glenn Macneall in

a R5 Ford Fiesta. A heavy landing on Friday damaged the MRF sponsored Fiesta requiring a restart under Super-rally rules, however the Indian driver completed the event and gathered valuable miles.

Next event in the WRC calendar is Rally of Finland, 26-29 July and where a second Indian and APRC driver will compete – more news in a few weeks.

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