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Asia-Pacific Rally Championship

SEASON 2023

Asia-Pacific Rally Championship

Since 1998, the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has provided a platform for drivers and teams from the region and those travelling from further afield to showcase their skills on international-standard events. 

Because of the significant geographical spread of rallies and to ensure as many competitors as possible can take part, the APRC is split into two separate divisions – the FIA APRC Asia Cup and the FIA APRC Pacific Cup – each featuring a maximum of five events.

At the end of the season, a winner-takes-all finale contested by drivers from the Asia Cup and Pacific Cup takes place to decide the winners of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers, the FIA APRC3 Championship for Drivers and Co-Drivers and the FIA Junior APRC Championship for Drivers. For 2023, the Danau Toba Rally in Indonesia has the honour of hosting the FIA APRC Final.

The 2023 Asia Cup includes events in China, Japan, India and Indonesia, while the 2023 Pacific Cup is made up of rallies in Australia, Japan and New Zealand. 

Rally2, Rally3, Rally4 and Rally5 cars plus cars homologated or approved for use by the ASN of a country hosting a round of the APRC can take part and score points in the APRC Cups and APRC Final. FIA Junior APRC is for drivers 28 and under on January 1, 2023, entered in any permitted car.

Titles up for grabs

*FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers

*FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers

*FIA Junior APRC Championship for Drivers
*FIA APRC3 Championship for Drivers 

*FIA APRC3 Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA APRC4 Championship for Drivers

*FIA APRC4 Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA APRC Asia Rally Cup for Drivers

*FIA APRC Asia Rally Cup for Co-Drivers

*FIA APRC Pacific Rally Cup for Drivers

*FIA APRC Pacific Rally Cup for Co-Drivers

What’s new for 2023?

*Danau Toba Rally in Indonesia follows Australia’s Coffs Coast Rally as the venue of the APRC Final from November 24-26

*Rally of Tsumagoi, which didn’t run in 2022, hosts not just the APRC Asia Cup opener but also round one of the APRC Pacific Cup

*With COVID-19 restrictions easing, the APRC Pacific Cup expands to include events in Japan and New Zealand, while China returns to the APRC Asia Cup roster

*Rally Launceston and Rally Queensland join the APRC Pacific Cup calendar subject to ASN confirmation

*FIA APRC Junior is renamed FIA Junior APRC to bring consistency with the FIA World Rally Championship’s young driver category, the FIA Junior WRC Championship

More information:

Click HERE for the Sporting Regulations and click HERE for the official APRC website

PACIFIC CUP

03
Feb
05
Feb
Rally of Tsumagoi
JP
JPN
25
Mar
26
Mar
Rally Launceston
i
AU
AUS
Subject to the ASN's confirmation
31
Mar
02
Apr
International Rally of Otago
NZ
NZL
12
May
14
May
International Rally of Whangarei
NZ
NZL
15
Jul
16
Jul
Rally Queensland
i
AU
AUS
Subject to the ASN's confirmation

ASIA CUP

03
Feb
05
Feb
Rally of Tsumagoi
JP
JPN
17
Mar
19
Mar
South India Rally
IN
IND
22
Sep
24
Sep
Indonesia
ID
IDN
27
Oct
29
Oct
Rally China Longyou
CN
CHN
24
Nov
26
Nov
Danau Toba Rally
ID
IDN

ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

24
Nov
26
Nov
Danau Toba Rally
ID
IDN