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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.


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    APRC India: Gill wins and defends title double victory for ŠKODA MRF Team with Veiby second

    After a tense season in the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) ŠKODA finally managed to win all titles. APRC Manufacturers Cup and APRC Team Award was already achieved on the last but one round. By winning the season’s finale at Rally of India ŠKODA FABIA R5 driver Gaurav Gill and co-driver Stéphane Prévot also won the drivers and co-drivers titles. MRF ŠKODA teammates Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjærmoen suffered gearbox issues on the first leg, but fought back in impressive style to second overall, finishing as championship runner-ups as well. Gill won the APRC for the third time already. In 2013 he was successful with a ŠKODA FABIA S2000, in 2016 and 2017 he competed with a ŠKODA FABIA R5.

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    PHOTO: ŠKODA MRF at the Rally India 2017

    The fifth and final round of 2017 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) once again sees teams heading to the sub-continent for the Rally India (24-26 November), a challenging gravel event which promises to offer a scintillating finale to a closely fought championship.

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