Gaurav Gill leads Malaysian Rally - Day 1 | APRC - 2013

Rally Malaysia, the 4th round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship kick-started at Angsana complex early Friday. With a single 2.5 km short stage, the competition begun and it was Gaurav Gill in his Team MRF Skoda Fabia who took the early lead. His team-mate the Finn Esapekka Lappi finished second.

As expected the rain had made the road surface very slippery, leaving the competitors struggling for grip in the tight and muddy corners. However the opening shorter stage proved of things to come in the next set of stages, in the Tai Tak Plantation tomorrow.

In two-wheel-drive category Michael Young in his Cusco Toyota Vitz will battle with  Hiroshi Asakura in a Proton Satria Neo.

Tomorrow the action shifts north of the capital, Johor Bahru, over seven stages over 130 kilometres of closed special stages early in the morning. See you there!

 

Results courtesy [www.malaysianrally.com]
POS
No: DRIVER NAT
GRP/CLS
VEHICLE TIME
1 2 Gaurav Gill IND
2
Skoda Fabia S2000 00:02:15.2
2 1 Esapekka Lappi FIN
2
Skoda Fabia S2000 00:02:20.4
3 3 Yuya Sumiyama JPN
3
Subaru Impreza 4WD 00:02:23.7
4 6 Shuhei Muta JPN
3
Subaru Impreza 4WD 00:02:36.2
5 5 Tomohide Hasegawa JPN
3
Mitsubishi Lancer 4WD 00:02:52.6
6 8 Michael Young NZL
6
Toyota Vitz RS 00:02:52.9
7 7 Horishi Asakura JPN
9
Proton Satria Neo 00:02:56.2
8 4 Sanjay Takle IND
3
Subaru Impreza 4WD 00:02:56.6
9 9 Chaiyan Longton THA
6
Suzuki Swift 00:03:03.4

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