Final Round of INRC ~ Coffee Day Rally of Chikmagalur – 2013

The finale to the 2013 season’s Indian National Rally Championship [INRC], kick-starts tomorrow. It is also a APRC’s Asia Cup contender event, and the delegates from the FIA will be supervising the course of conduct of the entire rally.   Opening day witnesses with the SSS at Amber Valley Residential School, Chikmagalur and the next […]

FIA – Rally World Updates, Jean Todt Re-elected FIA President & FIA Prize Giving Gala!

In purview of the upcoming season 2014 motorsport series, FIA HQ was busy with meetings in this week. Two important meets were in the interests of the rallying flavour. The first one, being the top level rallying championships’ [WRC] minor changes in the season format. We remember the last time the meeting was held, reportedly […]

39° K1000 Rally – 2013 | Indian National Rally Championship – Round 4

39° K1000, the fourth round of Indian National Rally Championship of 2013 is scheduled for this weekend. After a long hiatus the rally returns back to its older territory, famous for the car breaking mining stages near Gubbi, Tumkur. As year the rally moves from the previous few years’ Sidlaghatta‘s forest stages to the age […]

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 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 […]

Gaurav Gill Leads after Day 1 of Rally New Caledonia, Round 2 | APRC – 2013

In the opening test of the rally, at the end of Leg 1, India’s No.1 rally driver Gaurav Gill from Team MRF Tyres leads the rally by over 5 minutes to the nearest competitor, Emmanuel Guigou [has not registered for APRC points]. Finnish Esapekka Lappi retired out of the rally after his car developed a […]