RacerViews was at the International Rally of Queensland over the weekend as the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, Australian Rally Championship and Queensland Rally Championship all competed for honours.
Here we take a look at what happened in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
Esapekka Lappi, the reigning Finnish Champion was mega quick in the MRF Skoda and after his teammate had problems, he was untouchable
The rally got underway with a spectator superspecial around the Nambour showgrounds. The place was packed with rally fans
The little Toyota and Protons were no match for the Group N or S2000 cars
India’s Gaurav Gill won last time out in New Caledonia but tyre and suspension woes ruled him out at the beginning of day 2
Adrian Coppin, in his Ford Fiesta R2 took great second place, the Canberra native was looking to get international rally experience
The Knowles duo (husband and wife, Simon and Margot) took a great third spot in their Evo IX
A puncture cost Atsushi Masumura a podium chance. He lost four minutes in Saturaday’s final stage – a long one at 28.57km
More photos after the text.
The rally in brief – courtesy of the IROQ
ESAPEKKA Lappi had a job to do this weekend and he did it in fine style with a dominant win for Skoda in the International Rally of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast today.
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Photos by Sam Tickell, July 2013
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