After a rainy night at New Caledonia, with cancellation of 5 of 8 stages – rally leader Gaurav Gill won at a comfortable margin of more than a minute. “The final day was obviously a short day but it was still good miles although the heavy overnight rain meant it was slippery in the morning. It was hard to underdrive, which is what I was doing to get to the finish but it’s been a good weekend for us. We were quick from the shakedown having come here with good confidence from New Zealand. Now we have some good points for the championship,” said Gaurav at the end of the rally.
The rest of the top order also didn’t change for APRC point scorers, with Sanjay Takale taking the second top position, while Simon Knowles on the final perch.
TEAM MRF Gaurav Gill + Glenn Macneal
SKODA Fabia S2000 IND + NZL
SANJAY TAKALE Sanjay Takale + Sean Gregory
SUBARU Impreza IND + MLZ
SIMON KNOWLES Simon Knowles + Margot Knowles
MITSUBISHI Evo 9 AUS + AUS
With the collection of points so far, Gaurav Gill leads the championship after his team-mate Esapekka Lappi failed to earn any points with yesterday’s crash. Next round of APRC is at Australia, mid next month.
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