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 winning streak to a sixth 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. To be eligible to win the overall title and appear in the final classification at the end of the season, drivers and teams are required to compete in all six rallies.
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). In 2017, Alternative Energy Vehicles (AEVs – which are defined as cars which source propulsion energy from two or more sources) are also eligible to compete in the APRC with a chance to win the APRC Alternative Energy Vehicle (AEV) Cup.
After four consecutive championship titles for the FABIA S2000 between 2012 and 2015, last year saw the FABIA R5 storm to victory with Indian driver Gaurav Gill winning all six rallies in a dominant season. Once again, the FABIA R5 runs in 2017 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 2017 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.