2014 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season
|2014 Asia-Pacific Rally season|
The 2014 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.
The championship began in New Zealand on 11 April and will conclude in China on 9 November with the Asia Cup sub-championship continuing to a 7 December finish in Thailand. The championship will be held over six events with a candidate event included as part of the Asia Cup. A second candidate event in India was scheduled to be held in India but proximity of local parlimentary elections restricted the events ability to upgrade competitive stages within the timeframe allowed by the early season. The rally was rescheduled until the end of the local season and its APRC status removed.
Kopecký won the Pacific Cup in dominant fashion with almost double the points of his nearest competitors. Second place was tied with New Zealand Proton driver Michael Young breaking the tie over Australian Mitsubishi driver Mark Pedder.
Gill leads the Asia Cup after the opening round ahead of Japanese Subaru driver Yuya Sumiyama.
|Mitsubishi||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X||Mark Pedder||Mark Pedder||Claire Ryan||P||RC2||1|
|Škoda||Škoda Fabia S2000||Team MRF||Gaurav Gill||Glenn MacNeall||RC2||1|
|Jan Kopecký||Pavel Dresler||P||RC2||1|
|Young Motorsport TS Club||Jun Xu||Sheng Liu||RC2||1|
|Subaru||Subaru Impreza||Cusco Racing||Sanjay Takle||Sean F. Gregory||RC2||1|
|Proton||Proton Satria Neo||Michael Young||Erin Kelly||RC3||1|
|Renault||Renault Clio R3||Tom Wilde||Tom Wilde||Bill Hayes||RC3||1|
Race calendar and results
The 2014 APRC is as follows:
The 2014 APRC for Drivers points is as follows:
Note: 1 – 12 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.
|1||Jan Kopecký||Škoda Fabia S2000||1 14||1 11||1 14||114|
|2||Michael Young||Proton Satria Neo||4 8||2 11||4 4||65|
|3||Mark Pedder||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X||2 12||Ret 7||2 10||65|
|4||Tom Wilde||Renault Clio R3||3 10||Ret 6||3 6||46|
|1||Gaurav Gill||Škoda Fabia S2000||1 14||39|
|2||Yuya Sumiyama||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||2 11||29|
|3||Jun Xu||Škoda Fabia S2000||3 10||26|
|4||Mitsuhiro Kunisawa||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||4 7||19|
|5||Sanjay Takale||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||5 7||17|
|6||Dinesh Deheragoda||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||6 3||11|
|7||Tomohide Hasegawa||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX||7 3||9|