Thailand Rally

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The Thailand Rally, also known as the Rally of Thailand, is an international rally racing event based in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is a round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Asia Cup, the Tri-Nations Rally series and the Thailand Rally Championship.

The centrepiece of the Thailand Rally Championship, the rally was first in 1989 and joined the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) in 1992. It remained a long-running component of the championship, frequently as the first or last round. It ran through the APRC's heyday when it was seen as a junior series for future World Rally Championship stars and was won by drivers like Tommi Makinen and Colin McRae. Malaysian driver Karamjit Singh has had the most success with three victories. The rally was dropped from the APRC after the 2003 event, returned for 2005 and was dropped again. In 2013 the rally returned to the APRC as a candidate round and also a final round of the APRC Asia Cup, although it will not count for overall APRC points.[1]

List of winners[edit]

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Year Winner Car
1989 Thailand Pornsawan Siriwattanakul Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1990 Japan Kenjiro Shinozuka Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1991 Malaysia Henry Yap Proton Saga
1992 Australia Ross Dunkerton Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1993 New Zealand Possum Bourne Subaru Legacy RS
1994 Sweden Kenneth Eriksson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II
1995 Finland Tommi Makinen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1996 United Kingdom Colin McRae Subaru Impreza WRX
1997 Portugal Rui Madeira Subaru Impreza WRX
1998 Malaysia Yoshihiro Kataoka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1999 Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Pert
2000 Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Pert
2001 Italy Nico Caldarola Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
2002 Italy Nico Caldarola Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
2003 Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Pert
2004 Thailand Narasak Ithiritphong Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII
2005 Finland Jussi Valimaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
2006 Malaysia Saladin Mazlan Subaru Impreza WRX
2007 New Zealand Reece Jones Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
2008 Finland Jouni Arolainen Ford Focus RS WRC
2009 Finland Jouni Arolainen Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2010 Thailand Wittaya Ruegchan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
2011 New Zealand Brian Green Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2012 New Zealand Tom Cave Proton Satria Neo S2000
2013 France Daniel Palau Subaru Impreza WRX STi


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