SUBARU factory driver Molly Taylor will contest the International Rally of Queensland in the defence of her Australian Rally Championship on the Sunshine Coast on 26-28 May.
The Subaru do Motorsport team this week confirmed its return to the championship, starting in Victoria next month, and will give its crew of Taylor and co-driver Bill Hayes a new Impreza WRX STi car built to faster Production Rally Car (PRC) regulations.
EXCITING UPDATES PROMISE MORE FOR FANS AND COMPETITORS AT IROQ2017
Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:00
SUNSHINE COAST (QLD) - As Australia’s second FIA championship rally and Queensland’s only international motorsport event moves into its ninth year, the promoter CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) and the organising team are introducing significant changes to enhance the experience for all involved.
Key changes includes:
• New event hub at Nambour
• Lower entry fees
• Closer stages
• Free camping
GAURAV Gill clinched the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship by winning the Malaysian Rally today.
Gill (India) and co-driver Glenn Macneall (Australia), in a Team MRF Tyres Skoda R5, built their lead from the very first stage before simply maintaining the gap after their fellow competitors suffered misfortunes over the two-day event around Kota Tinggi.
Gill claimed his second APRC crown and helped Skoda score the manufacturers championship.
GAURAV Gill extended his lead in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) at Rally Hokkaido in Japan last weekend, taking his fourth consecutive win in his Team MRF Skoda Fabia R5.
After building a substantial lead against his rivals on Saturday, Gill continued his charge yesteray to finish almost two minutes ahead of his young German teammate Fabian Kreim, even though the young German driver won several stages throughout the weekend.
QUEENSLAND Rally Championship competitors at IROQ Rob Bishop and Neill Woolley (Mitsubishi car 28) have thanked officials and organisers for staging a successful and enjoyable event despite the difficult wet conditions.
PHOTO: Gaurav Gill of India (right) and co-driver Glenn Macneall celebrate victory in the International Rally of Queensland (Geoff Ridder pic)
SUNSHINE COAST (Queensland) – Indian driver Gaurav Gill splashed to a dominant victory in a rain-shortened International Rally of Queensland today.
Gill, driving for the Indian-owned and Czech-run MRF Skoda team, won 12 of the 13 special stages across the weekend’s Round 2 of the FIA Asia Pacific Championship, increasing his lead in the 2016 drivers’ standings.