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2019 FIA APRC - Rally Otago - A. Hawkeswood / J. Cress - Photo Geoff Ridder

The many battles for facets and titles in the Regional Rally Championships are raging all across the globe as the 2019 season is nearing its conclusion. 

To the East, the rally action will be at its peak this weekend on Rally Longyou, the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship’s closing in China.

Earlier closing week, the FIA European Rally Trophy laurels in the varied categories bear been awarded on the 60th Rallye Worldwide du Valais in Switzerland.

And as a foretaste of subsequent year’s match, you are going to secure a investigate cross-test of the 2020 Clio R3T Trophy, the calendar for which is combined with that of the FIA European Rally Trophy Alps series and can enable opponents to participate in both championships.


Seven drivers vie for overall title

This weekend’s China Rally Longyou (26-27 October), the closing round of the 2019 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, will desire the general champion. In a winner-takes-all showdown, anybody of the seven groups beginning bear an equal likelihood of securing the general crown.

Standing in their map are 13 special stages, retaining 220.82kms of inland rural roads, threaded by the bamboo forest impart of Longyou. Competition starts on the Friday afternoon with a 1.82km handsome special stage, ahead of a repeat loop of three stages on Saturday. Sunday’s repeated loop of three stages culminates in the general winner and FIA APRC champion being crowned at the RongChang Square ceremonial enact.

Of the seven groups entered, three are from Japan, three from Sleek Zealand and one from China. Whereas Japan’s Katsu Taguchi lifted the title in 2010 and Sleek Zealand’s Possum Bourne in 2000, there exists a loyal likelihood that Chinese language Taipei’s Lin Dewei could add his title to the checklist of champions.

Within the Asia Cup – the sub-class to the general Trophy – Sleek Zealand’s Mike Younger is in the lead. With a near to insurmountable margin, Japan’s Suguru Kawana will be lying in sit up for any different to leapfrog Younger to the tip of the standings. Of the variables for the weekend, climate isn’t more likely to be one of them. Temperate stipulations of 25 level Celsius and quiet dry climate are predicted.

For added info:


FIA APRC standings

Photo credit score: Andrew Hawkeswood/Jeff Cress, characterize Geoff Ridder for Rally Otago 2019


 2019 ERT Final - Rallye International du Valais - O. Bisaha / P. Těšínský - Photo Patrick

Photo credit score: Ondřej Bisaha / Petr Těšínský, characterize by Patrick for the Rallye du Valais.

The Swiss mountain roads and vineyards of Valais supplied an spectacular backdrop to the closing showdown of this year’s FIA European Rally Trophy at the Rallye Worldwide du Valais on 17-19 October.

After many twists and turns over 213.81 aggressive kilometres on a sealed surface, Ondřej Bisaha/Petr Těšínský concluded an sharp season by grabbing the defend in the Hyundai i20 R5. Regardless of routine mechanical points, the Czechs managed to ship a consistent performance to enact almost four minutes ahead of their rival Toedtli/Alexandre Chioso.

Amongst the R2s struggling with for the FIA ERT 3 title, victory went to Switzerland’s Aurélien Devanthéry/Michaël Volluz in a Peugeot 208, in front of their fellow compatriot Jonathan Michellod/Stéphane Fellay in a an analogous automobile. The Italian Enrico Oldrati/Elia De Guio done the podium in a Ford Fiesta.

Michellod could well moreover just no longer bear taken the tip impart in FIA ERT 3 nonetheless the Swiss tasted victory when he claimed the FIA ERT Junior title, a class dedicated to the rally stars of the next day earlier below 26 years earlier. Oldrati turn into once second, with a predicament of 4min36.2s to the winner, ahead of one other Helvetian driver, Clément Piquerez, in third impart with a Citroën C2.

For the closing classifications, search the recommendation of with the FIA European Rally Trophy standings on fia.com.


Photo Clio R3T Alps Trophy

There’s a new pride for rally amateurs ascending the ranks in 2020: the Clio R3T Alps Trophy flee by Renault Sport Racing and BZ Consult Sàrl with Clio R3T cars will provide its participants the strange different to fight for an global FIA title.

Out of 5 rounds in the guts of Europe – 3 in France and 2 Switzerland – confirmed on the provisional Clio opponents’s calendar for 2020, three will be contested as half of the FIA European Rally Trophy Alps series. The four simplest results will depend for the qualification.

Clio R3T Alps Trophy Provisional calendar:

3-5 April (TBC) Rallye Epernay Vins de Champagne (FRA)

8-9 Would possibly per chance also  Rallye Ain-Jura (FRA) // FIA ERT Alps Trophy

28-30 Would possibly per chance also Rallye du Chablais (CHE) // FIA ERT Alps Trophy

3-5 September Rallye du Mont-Blanc Morzine (FRA)

15-17 October Rallye Worldwide du Valais (CHE) // FIA ERT Alps Trophy

For added info:

Clio R3T Trophy site

FIA European Rally Trophy site

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