China Rally

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The China Rally is the largest rally racing event held in Guangdong, China. The first event was run in 1997 as a replacement to the Hong Kong - Beijing Rally, and was introduced to the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar for 1999, but was replaced by the Cyprus Rally the following year. Since then it has been part of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). "Force majeure because of government", according to the organisers, led to the cancellation of the event in 2003.

List of previous winners[edit]

Year Name Dates Winner Car Rally Classification
1997 1st China Rally 11–13 July United Kingdom Colin McRae Subaru Impreza WRC 97 WRC Candidate Rally
1998 2nd China Rally 2–4 October Japan Yoshio Fujimoto Toyota Corolla WRC WRC Candidate Rally
1999 3rd China Rally 17–19 September France Didier Auriol Toyota Corolla WRC WRC
2000 4th 555 China Rally 7–9 November New Zealand Peter 'Possum' Bourne Subaru Impreza WRX APRC
2001 5th Rally of China Shaoguan 20–22 October Italy Nico Caldarola Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI APRC
2002 6th Rally of China Shaoguan 19–21 October Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Pert APRC
2004 7th TCL China Rally Huizhou 22–24 October Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII APRC
2005 8th China Rally Shaoguan 26–28 November Finland Jussi Välimäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII APRC
2006 9th China Rally Shaoguan 24–26 November Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi APRC
2007 10th China Rally Shaoguan 09-11 November Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi APRC
2008 11th China Rally Shaoguan 08-9 November Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi APRC
2009 12th China Rally 14–15 November Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STi APRC
2010 13th China Rally 6–7 November Japan Yuya Sumiyama Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X APRC
2011 14th China Rally 4–6 November United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 APRC
2012 15th China Rally 26–28 October United Kingdom Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 APRC
2013 16th China Rally 2–3 November Finland Esapekka Lappi Škoda Fabia S2000 APRC

Future[edit]

The Event is set to run a Rally in Candidate Status in 2013, to a possible inclusion in the 2014 World Rally Championship Calendar.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autosport.com. "2014 WRC calendar set to be confirmed in June". autosport.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013.