Christian Veilby win in Johor
PRESS RELEASE | 13 AUGUST 2017
his first attempt rallying in the Far East and his first rally
after the massive crash in Finland 2 weeks ago, Ole defeated the
odds to comfortably win the rally by 4 minutes ahead of teammate
Gaurav Gill. With the win Ole further extends to his lead in the
championship points table.
stages made up leg 2 of the rally covering a total of 77km. The
stages were damp and slightly muddy. Although the overcast sky
threaten for a massive down but the rain held on till the end
of the rally. In other words, perfect condition for rallying in
the problem he had yesterday Gaurav Gill drove his MRF Skoda Fabia
R5 like he stole it. He battled all day to take 2nd spot from
Jari Ketomaa all day and finally took the 2nd spot on the last
stage SS14 by a mere 18 second.
bit driving from Jari Ketomaa to fend off the advancing Guarau
Gill but indeed the Skoda R5 is the faster car. He however is
pleased with the pace of the cars and looking forward for the
next round in Japan.
Young scored his best result in recent years when he finished
4th. Yuya Sumiyama rounded up the top on his first drive with
the Cuscu Fabia R5. The car requires a different technique to
drive flat out, so rather than going for podium positions and
risk going off the road, Yuya maintained a constant learning pace
to the finish the rally.
PG was the only retirement of the rally. He retired with gearbox
failure after SS10. Leg 2 restartes Sanjey Takale and Robert Blomberg
finish the leg 2 in 6th and 7th respectively. Both Sanjey and
Robert gained valuable experience from the rally. Sanjey learning
to drive his new Mirage R5 and Robert learning to drive in the
humid conditions of the rally.
prize giving ceremony was held at the Johor Circuit a later in
the afternoon the drizzling rain witness by a huge crowd of motorsports
Hokkaido is the next stop of the APRC. It will be held from the
15th to 17th of September.