2009 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season

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2009 Asia-Pacific Rally season
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The 2009 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season was an international rally championship sanctioned by the FIA.

Australian Subaru driver Cody Crocker won his fourth successive title, the first driver to do so. Crocker's co-driver, Ben Atkinson likewise wrapped up the co-drivers title. Crocker scored 94 out of a possible 96 points to complete dominate the season.

The Pacific Cup, decided over the first three rallies in the season was won by New Zealand pairing, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard. Crocker won the Asia Cup, held over the later four rallies of the season. Crocker's team mate, New Zealand driver Emma Gilmour finished second in the championship, moving past former champion Katsuhiko Taguchi at the final round to become the first woman to finish in the series top three positions. Subaru won the Manufacturers Cup.

Calendar[edit]

The 2009 APRC was as follows:[1]

Round Date Event Location Winner
1 April 10–12 Rallye de Nouvelle Calédonie France Nouméa, New Caledonia no registered competitors finished
2 May 9–10 Rally Queensland Australia Imbil, Australia Australia Cody Crocker
3 June 5–7 Rally of Whangarei New Zealand Whangarei, New Zealand Australia Cody Crocker
4 July 11–12 Rally Hokkaido Japan Hokkaidō, Japan Australia Cody Crocker
5 August 15–16 Malaysian Rally Malaysia Malaysia Australia Cody Crocker
6 October 3–4 Rally Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia Australia Cody Crocker
7 November 14–15 China Rally China China Australia Cody Crocker

Points[edit]

The 2009 APRC for Drivers points was as follows:[2]

Position Driver Vehicle Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Total
1 Australia Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX 16 16 15 16 15 16 94
2 New Zealand Emma Gilmour Subaru Impreza WRX 7 9 7 11 7 12 53
3 Japan Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 12 11 13 11 47
4 India Gaurav Gill Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 1 2 3 12
5 New Zealand Brian Green Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4 5 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ "2009 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Points Summary Points Standing After Round 7" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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