The FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has been a fruitful competition for ŠKODA in recent years, and the FABIA R5 is looking to extend the Czech brand’s winning streak to a seventh year.
The APRC is the FIA’s flagship rally championship in the Asia-Pacific region and sees teams take on six challenging rounds in locations across the region. 2018 is a milestone year for the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the 30th anniversary of the championship that’s been running since 1988.
There are also separate championships for drivers, co-drivers, teams, juniors and manufacturers as well as an APRC2 (for Group N cars) and APRC3 (for 2WD cars). Alternative Energy Vehicles are also eligible to compete in the APRC with a chance to win the APRC Alternative Energy Vehicle Cup. New for 2018 is a class of competition for Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) or Crossover vehicles.
After four consecutive championship titles for the FABIA S2000 between 2012 and 2015, last two years saw the FABIA R5 storm to titles with Indian driver Gaurav Gill Once again, the FABIA R5 runs in 2018 under the banner of the ŠKODA MRF team, with the vehicles being prepared and run by Race Torque Engineering.
On this page, you will find more details about each round, as ŠKODA looks for more FABIA R5 success in the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.
- - May 2 monthsAPRC
Rally of WhangareiNew Zealand
- - June 3 monthsAPRC
National Capital Rally – AustraliaAustralia
- - July 5 monthsAPRC
- - September 7 monthsAPRC
- - October 8 monthsAPRC
- - December 9 monthsAPRC