2013 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
|2013 Asia-Pacific Rally season|
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.
Race calendar and results
The 2013 APRC is as follows:
The 2013 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||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|
|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|