Gaurav Gill new APRC Champion – 2013 | Esapekka Lappi wins China Rally

Indian driver Gaurav Gill is the new Asia Pacific Rally Champion, 2013, and team trophy for Team MRF Skoda. Although he was crowned at the end of day one itself, the manufacturer’s and team trophy was sealed by the end of rally. Esapekka Lappi enjoyed his debut China Rally with a victory, and the top […]

Gaurav Gill WINS Rally Hokkaido, Round – 5 | APRC – 2013

Team MRF, Indian driver Gaurav Gill wins Rally Hokkaido, Japan – with a 5m53.3s lead. Japanese driver Yuya Sumiyama finished second, while his fellow countryman Hideo Ishizaki took the final podium spot. Without his team-mate, Finn Esapekka Lappi on the final day, Skoda Fabia S2000 driver Gill was on his own to retain his strong […]

Gaurav Gill Leads, Lappi Retires – Rally Hokkaido, Day 2 | APRC – 2013

Rally Hokkaido, the 5th round of Asia Pacific Rally Championship [APRC] opened up yesterday with the shakedown, official flagoff and a SSS in the evening. Today morning, Esapekka Lappi who started with a small overnight lead, went on to lead the rally until SS9, when Lappi‘s suspension failed and had to retire. And with a […]

Gaurav Gill leads Malaysian Rally – Day 1 | APRC – 2013

Rally Malaysia, the 4th round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship kick-started at Angsana complex early Friday. With a single 2.5 km short stage, the competition begun and it was Gaurav Gill in his Team MRF Skoda Fabia who took the early lead. His team-mate the Finn Esapekka Lappi finished second. As expected the rain […]