Gaurav Gill WINS Rally Hokkaido, Round - 5 | APRC - 2013

Team MRF, Indian driver Gaurav Gill wins Rally Hokkaido, Japan - with a 5m53.3s lead. Japanese driver Yuya Sumiyama finished second, while his fellow countryman Hideo Ishizaki took the final podium spot.

Without his team-mate, Finn Esapekka Lappi on the final day, Skoda Fabia S2000 driver Gill was on his own to retain his strong position till the finish. And as expected, he did and without much slip of time from overnight gap, Gill brought the necessary win to his Team Skoda MRF.

Winning only one stage, SS14, the second run of the Otofuke Reverse and the conservatory drive is all that Sanjay Takale finished the rally in 12th place overall, yet moved high to the second place in the championship. Mike Young takes the third spot for the title race, with a strong 13th place finish in the 2WD class even against a couple of Evo's.
took to finish the rally and bagging the vital championship points to a strong 117.5 points. Both Sanjay & Mike also take their respective class championship title, Production & 2WD of APRC season 2013.



Overall Top 5 Results after SS18.

  Pos      No  Driver
Vehicle
Time Diff Prev  Diff Ldr
11G.GILL
SKODA
2:10:49.90.00.0
24Y.SUMIYAMA  
SUBARU
2:16:27.3+5:37.4+5:37.4
311H.ISHIZAKI
SUBARU
2:18:44.5+2:17.2+7:54.6
415S.TAGUCHI
MITSUBISHI
2:18:58.3+13.8+8:08.4
55S.MUTA
SUBARU
2:20:34.1+1:35.8+9:44.2

The last round of APRC, Rally China will finally decide who will take the championship title.

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