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New Zealand rally driver, Michael Young, has driven himself to another Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) victory, by securing the championships Asia Cup title, at the Thailand Rally held over the weekend.
The young rally driver, who turned 21 yesterday, stuck to his original game plan of ‘driving to survive’ with Hamilton based co-driver, Malcolm Read, which awarded the pair with the prestigious Asia Cup title, after three tough rounds held in Malaysia, Japan and finally Thailand.
Consistent driving at the third round of the Ace Hire South Island Formula Ford Championship has paid dividends for Christchurch’s Michael Collins. With two wins and a second place, the apprentice electrician has moved into the points lead over rival Jamie Conroy who had a weekend to forget.
“We are really pleased with the weekend,” commented Collins. “We had a good run, no problems with the car which had good speed. Jamie’s (Conroy) misfortune has given us a few more points which we will take.”
Good fields provided good racing in an exciting day of action presented by Downer at Teretonga on Sunday. All classes had their opening races on a wet track before conditions dried for the remainder of the day.
Jamie Whincup is now a five-time V8 Supercars champion after the final round at Sydney Olympic Park street circuit over the weekend.
AMOR ALL Pole Award winner Shane van Gisbergen won the 250 race from Jason Bright with Whincup in third. If Whincup failed to finish this would have handed the title to Craig Lowndes who had to finish fifth or better.
Top five in the championship was Lockwood Racing's aim this year and Fabian Coulthard looked to have it done and dusted until the final lap at Sydney Olympic Park today.
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The format for the final round of the championship had slightly changed because of the number of support classes there were, this meant that we could only fit in 3 races instead of our normal 4. This also meant that qualifying would be worth full race point.
Young international rally driver, Michael Young, is gearing up for a new challenge this weekend as he sets to tackle Rally Thailand for the first time, which doubles as the last round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship’s (APRC) Asia Cup series, this weekend.
Young, piloting his Cusco Toyota Vitz, says while he’ll be competing in Thailand for the first time, he’s confident of a good result despite his lack of experience at the event.
Excitement is building as the start of New Zealand motor racing's Production GT Series looms at Teretonga Park near Invercargill next month.
The series caters for a wide range of cars and will be fought over four rounds this season - two in the South Island and two in the North, whereas last year it was contested over two rounds in the South.
Entries are open and the venues for the overnight stops on the epay Silver Fern Rally have been announced as the 2014 version of the iconic event takes shape.
The event returns to the South Island of New Zealand next year where it will traverse some of the world's most beautiful scenery after starting from Picton on Saturday 8 November 2014. That night competitors will stay in Blenheim before crossing the island the following day to overnight in Westport on Sunday night.