2011 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season

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2011 Asia-Pacific Rally season
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The 2011 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. While the majority of competitors are privately funded, Malaysian manufacturer Proton enters a factory team of Super 2000 Proton Satria's for Australian driver Chris Atkinson and Scot Alister McRae.

With one round to go in China, McRae leads the championship by seven points from Atkinson. One of these two will be champion, the gap to third placed Indonesian Mitsubishi driver Rifat Sungkar is too far behind to challenge the Proton drivers. Atkinson won the Malaysian, New Caledonian and New Zealand rallies while McRae, despite not having won, has finished top four in every rally.

Sungkar is 48 points behind McRae but just five ahead of Indian Mitsubishi driver Gaurav Gill and seven ahead of Japanese Mitsubishi driver Katsuhiko Taguchi. Taguchi won the most recent rally in Hokkaido. The only other driver to win was British driver Mark Higgins who won in Australia.

Because of slim entry across the geographically spread out championship, the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship is merged with local championships at each stop. In 2011 Japanese veteran Toshihiro Arai claimed victory at Rally Hokkaido, finishing three minutes ahead of the first APRC driver Alister McRae.

Race calendar and results[edit]

The 2011 APRC is as follows:[1]

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 Malaysia Malaysian Rally
(April 1–3) Result
1 Australia Chris Atkinson Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:14:49.3 15 233.84km
2 India Gaurav Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:16:35.9
3 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:23:37.5
2 Australia Rally Queensland
(May 13–15)[2]
1 United Kingdom Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2:22:14.2 19 230.79km
2 India Gaurav Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2:22:30.0
3 Australia Ryan Smart* Toyota Corolla Sportivo 2:22:53.7
3 France Rallye de Nouvelle Calédonie
(June 17–19)[3]
1 Australia Chris Atkinson Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:01:18.0 19 223.84km
2 Indonesia Rifat Sungkar Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:02:56.0
3 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:08:53.0
4 New Zealand Rally of Whangarei
(July 15–17)[4]
1 Australia Chris Atkinson Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:01:26.9 16 301.64km
2 New Zealand Hayden Paddon* Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:01:39.3
3 New Zealand Richard Mason* Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:03:15.0
5 Japan Rally Hokkaido
(September 30 – October 2)
1 Japan Toshihiro Arai* Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2:07:26.7 19 222.89km
2 Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2:10:03.8
3 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 2:10:12.6
6 China China Rally
(November 4–6)[5]
1 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:00:38.6 13
2 Finland Jari Ketomaa* Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:01:53.5
3 Australia Chris Atkinson Proton Satria Neo S2000 3:02:17.0

* - Competitor not registerred for Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.

Championship standings[edit]

The 2011 APRC for Drivers points is as follows:[6]

Position Driver Vehicle Malaysia
MAL
Australia
AUS
France
NCL
New Zealand
NZL
Japan
JPN
China
CHN
Total
1 United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 3 6 4 8 3 4 2 8 2 12 1 12 153
2 Australia Chris Atkinson Proton Satria Neo S2000 1 8 1 12 1 14 2 12 139
3 Indonesia Rifat Sungkar Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 7 5 2 2 8 2 3 6 3 6 89
4 India Gaurav Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2 7 2 10 7 3 63
5 Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3 4 3 2 1 12 61
6 United Kingdom Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 5 1 10 39
7 Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Satria Neo S2000 6 9 7 8 4 1 33
8 New Zealand Brian Green Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4 2 5 6 32
9 Japan Akira Bamba Proton Satria Neo S2000 7 8 8 9 5 2 28
10 China Fan Fan Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 5 1 7 7 9 2 27
11 New Zealand Matt Jansen Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3 1 16
12 Japan Seiichiro Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4 3 15
13 France Alain Dalstein Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4 2 14
14 New Zealand Ben Jagger Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4 1 13
15 Japan Atsushi Masumura Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 5 2 12
16 New Zealand Ben Hunt Ford Fiesta ST 5 10
17 Japan Takahiro Yoshii Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 6 1 9
18 Malaysia Muhammad Udhaya Subaru Impreza WRX 6 8
France Emmanuel Guigou Renault Clio R3 6 8
20 China Hao Yuan Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 9 8 1 7
21 Japan Fuyuhiko Takahashi Subaru Impreza WRX STi 7 6
22 Malaysia Gunaseelan Rajoo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 8 10 5
New Zealand Sloan Cox Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 5 5
24 Australia Nathan Quinn Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3 3
25 Australia Razvan Vlad Ford Fiesta ST 10 1
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)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

[7]

Note: 17 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Events Calendar". FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ "International Rally of Queensland ‐ APRC Classifications Outright To end of Leg 2 Listed By Classification" (PDF). rallyresults.com.au. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  3. ^ Result
  4. ^ Result
  5. ^ "Official Final Classification" (PDF). Official website of Federation of Automobile Sports of PRC. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  6. ^ "2011 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers" (PDF). fiaaprc.com. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  7. ^ "2011 Malaysian rally entry list" (PDF). malaysianrally.com. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 

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