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APRC China Rally Longyou


China Rally Longyou 2015

Dates: 30 October – 1 November, 2015

Non-APRC competitions run in conjunction: CRC – round 5

Start of Reconnaissance period: 0830hrs, Wednesday 28 October


Total distance: 652.99 km

Stage (competitive) distance: 230.04 km

Total number of Stages: 13

Number of different stage venues: 7

Longest stage (name and distance): SS8/11 Da Jie (25.20 km)

Leg 1(Part 1)

First car due at TC0 1330 hrs Friday 30 October

Anticipated time of first car into overnight parc fermé on Friday 1440 hrs

Leg1 (Part 2)

First car due at TC1B 0735 hrs Saturday 31 October

Anticipated time of first car into overnight parc fermé on Saturday 1617 hrs

Leg 2

First car due at TC 7E 0725 hrs Sunday 1 November

Anticipated time of first car into final service on Sunday: 1422 hrs

Superspecial (if any): Shi Yuan Super Special Stage, run once on Leg 1(Part 1) (SS1)

Ceremonial Start (if any – time and location): Rong Chang Square, 1045 hrs Friday 30 October

Service Park location(s): Long Xiang Lu (Longyou City – riverside)

Shakedown location : Shi Yuan Super Special Stage, 1530 hrs Thursday 29 October


Telephone Country Code: +86 -570- local number

Likely weather conditions: The weather in November in Longyou is cool with average temperature about 17 ºC, and average relative humidity about 77%. Little rainfall is expected in October.

Local standard time: GMT +xx GMT+8

Sun Rise (31 Oct) : Approx 0616 hrs

Sun Set (31 Oct): Approx 1720 hrs

Location of Rally Headquarters: Longyou Westlake Hillview International Hotel NO.1, Rongchang East Road, Longyou , Zhejiang Province 324400 CHINA

Location of Media Centre 4/F, HQ hotel 0900 hrs-2100 hrs, 27 Oct - 1 Nov 2015

General email contact and website for the organisers: Mr.Dai Xiaodong Email: Website:

General media contact for the rally: Miss Ji Rongyou Email:

Location of overnight Parcs Ferme: Rongchang Road, Longyou County, Zheijiang near the Rally Headquarters (1.6km to HQ, 200m to SP)


Longyou, is one of the counties of Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and is an important traffic centre connecting adjacent areas. It is about 400 km from Longyou to Shanghai, the largest city of China, 200 km from Longyou to Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, and about 300 km from Longyou to Ningbo, which has the 15th largest container harbour in the world. It is 2236 years since the foundation of Longyou County.

There are cultural relics at municipal, provincial or national level throughout the region. The Longyou Folk Center in Jiming Hill which showcases ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasty; other notable tourists sites are the Great Bamboo Sea of West Zhejiang; the ancient Zhaoqing Temple of the Tang Dynasty, and the relatively recently discovered Longyou Grottoes – a series of man made caves. As they were in previous years, the shakedown stage and SS1 are all held at the Shiyuan Motorsports Complex.

The special stages on Leg 1(Part 2), and Leg 2 run through bamboo forests. The APRC drivers championship has effectively been won in Japan by Team MRF driver Pontus TIDEMAND with his codriver Emil AXELSSON taking the codriver honours. The manufacturers award has been won by Skoda. The Asia Cup championship is lead by Immens Motorsport driver Hitoshi TAKAYAMA, 15 points ahead of 2nd placed Micheal YOUNG of Cusco Racing. The final round of Asia Cup 2015 will be in India mid December. Mathematically it is possible for any of the top five drivers to take this title.

Asia Pacific Rally Championship for Drivers – points table after Round 5 – Rally Hokkaido

1Pontus TIDEMANDEmil AKELSSONTeam MRFSkoda Fabia S2000186
2Gaurav GILLGlen MACNEALLTeam MRFSkoda Fabia S2000104
3Michael YOUNGMalcolm READCusco RacingSubaru Impreza WRX90
4Subhan AKSANicolas ARENABosowa Rally TeamMitshubishi Evo X44

Asia Cup –points table after Round 2 of Asia Cup – Rally Hokkaido

1Hitoshi TAKAYAMAHideki TAKEYABUImmens MotorsportSubaru Impreza WRX57
2Michael YOUNGMalcolm READCusco RacingSubaru Impreza WRX42
3Gaurav GILLGlenn MACNEALLTeam MRFSkoda Fabia S200039
4Fan FANJunwei FANGSem Wan Yu Rally TeamSoueast Lancer EX29
5Dineh DEHERAGODAShafraz JUNAIDAdvent Rally SportMitsubishi Lancer Evo X29
6Sanjay TAKALESean GREGORYCusco RacingSubaru Impreza WRX0
7Subhan AKSANicola ARENABosowa Rally Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X0

FIA Asia Pacific Rally Cup powered by Würth – Leading drivers points table after Round 5

1Pontus TIDEMANDSWESkoda Fabia S2000186
2Gaurav GILLINDSkoda Fabia S2000104
3Michael YOUNGNZLSubaru Impreza WRX84
4Jean-Louis LEYRAUDFRASkoda Fabia S200056
5Subhan AKSAIDNMitsubishi Evo X43
6Hitoshi TAKAYAMAJPNSubaru Impreza WRX39
7Atushi MASUMURAJPNMitsubishi Evo X28
8Fan FANCHNSoueast Lancer EX23