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2013 Asia-Pacific Rally season
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The 2013 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season is an international rally championship sanctioned by the FIA. The championship is contested by a combination of regulations with Group N competing directly against Super 2000 cars for points. A new rally was added to the calendar, the first since Rally of Queensland in 2009, in the Thailand Rally.

Indian driver Gaurav Gill won the Asian-Pacific championship after many years in the series. Gill won the championship despite his Finnish team mate Esapekka Lappi winning more events. Gill wrapped the title up early as the only rival outside of the Team MRF squad, Subaru driver Sanjay Takle, did not attend the final round at the China Rally.

Australian driver Simon Knowles won the Pacific Cup held over the three Pacific ocean events. The Asia Cup was held over three of the four Asian events, with the China Rally being left out in favour of candidate rally, the Thailand Rally. The Asia Cup was won by New Zealand driver Michael Young.

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Race calendar and resultsEdit

The 2013 APRC is as follows:[1]

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1   International Rally of Whangarei
(18–19 May)
1   Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:47:48.4 16 288.16 km 52 28
2   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:51:18.3
3   Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX 2:51:54.0
2   Rallye de Nouvelle-Calédonie
(14–16 June)
1   Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 1:57:12.3 17 236.59 km 21 8
2   Emmanuel Guigou Renault Clio R3 2:05:07.6
3   Eugène Creugnet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 2:14:31.7
3   International Rally of Queensland
(13–14 July)
1   Eli Evans Honda Jazz 2:07:51.0 21 214.06 km 57 36
2   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 2:08:43.8
3   Tom Wilde Renault Clio R3 2:10:37.6
4   Malaysian Rally
(24–25 August)
1   Fan Fan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3:14:29.6 15 219.90 km 34 21
2   Shuhei Muta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:16:37.3
3   Daniel Palau Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:18:24.1
5   Rally Hokkaido
(28–29 September)
1   Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 2:26:26.2 18 232.32 km 81 41
2   Norihiko Katsuta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2:27:03.2
3   Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:27:04.2
6   China Rally
(2–3 November)
1   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 3:01:46.9 13 230.92 km 72 22
2   Niall McShea Škoda Fabia S2000 3:05:06.4
3   Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 3:07:24.3
7   Thailand Rally
(7–8 December)
1   Daniel Palau Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:06:31.7 13 229.80 km 14 5
2   Wittaya Ruegchan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:12:38.8
3   Michael Young Toyota Vitz 3:20:25.7

Championship standingsEdit

The 2013 APRC for Drivers points is as follows:[2]

Position Driver Vehicle  
NZL
 
NCL
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
JPN
 
CHN
Total
1   Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 2 12 1 10.5 Ret 6 Ret 7 1 14 2 10 145.5
2   Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 1 14 Ret 1 14 Ret Ret 1 14 117
3   Sanjay Takle Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4 7 2 9 2 11 Ret 2 11 104
4   Michael Young Toyota Vitz 3 9 Ret 4 1 13 3 11 92
5   Hiroshi Asakura Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Proton Satria Neo
Ret 5 3 8 Ret 5 4 8 53
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Note: 112 refers to the bonus points awarded for each leg of the rally for the first five place getters, 1st (7), 2nd (5), 3rd (3), 4th (2), 5th (1). There are two bonus legs for each rally.

Pacific CupEdit

Position Driver Vehicle  
NZL
 
NCL
 
AUS
Total
1   Simon Knowles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4 8 2 9 1 13 85
2   Gaurav Gill Škoda Fabia S2000 1 14 1 10.5 Ret 7 71.5
3   Matt van Tuinen Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2 12 Ret 30
4   Bruce Fullerton Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 10 Ret 25
5   Claude Clavel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Ret 3 Ret 3

Asia CupEdit

Position Driver Vehicle  
MAL
 
JPN
 
THA
Total
1   Michael Young Toyota Vitz 2 10 5 8 1 11 82
2   Shuhei Muta Subaru Impreza WRX STi 1 13 2 12 Ret 68
3   Yuya Sumiyama Subaru Impreza WRX STI Ret 7 1 14 Ret 7 53
4   Tomohide Hasegawa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4 6 4 8 Ret 5 43
5   Chaiyan Longton Suzuki Swift 3 10 Ret Ret 5 30
6   Sanjay Takle Subaru Impreza WRX STi Ret 3 8 Ret 6 29
7   Hiroshi Asakura Proton Satria Neo Ret 4 6 4 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Calendar". FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-06-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ [1]

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