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Pre Event Shakedown
PRESS RELEASE | 11 AUGUST 2017

The Johor Circuit came alive with the sound and clatters of cars, not racing cars but for the first time in the Circuit history, the roar of Rally Cars. Pre-event shake down took place this morning at the Johor Circuit. The 1.5km shakedown stage was damp and muddy in a few place. The stage features both high and low speed jumps, sweep bends and loose gravel straights. The 8 APRC drivers and 3 MRC drivers took turns driving around the shakedown stage.

Guarav Gill and the MRF Skoda team stamped his authority by posting the fastest time of 1 minute and 30 seconds flat. Ole Christian Vieby was the second fastest just 0.6 seconds behind. Cucso Racing Yuyi Sumiyama is 3rd fastest, 2 seconds behind in his first proper timed stage in the Skoda Fabia R5. Mpart Sports Jari Ketomaa is 4rd fastest 3 seconds slower than the Skoda¡¯s and Jari¡¯s teammate Robert Blomberg is 5th fastest.

The International Rally of Johor 2017 begins this afternoon from with and autograph session with the APRC drivers. The event is scheduled to be flagged at 8am by His Highness Tunku Idris Iskandar ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the Tunku Temenggong of Johor and immediately followed by SS1.

Top 5 Shakedown stage time
1. Gaurav Gill MRF Skoda Fabia R5 1:39.0
2. Ole Christian Vieby MRF Skoda Fabia R5 1:39.6
3. Yuyi Sumiyama Cusco Racing Skoda Fabia R5 1:41.2
4. Jari Ketomaa Mpart Sport Mitsubishi Mirage 1:42.3
5. Robert Blomberg Mpart Sport Mitsubishi Mirage 1:46.6





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