FIA ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY CUP

FIA ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY CUP

Würth powers new Asia-Pacific Rally Cup

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and Würth have reinforced their partnership with a new tournament to be known as the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Cup powered by Würth, an award for all contestants entered in the international event in each country. All registered FIA APRC drivers in all categories (Full Championship, Pacific and Asia Cup, One-off Team entries, Juniors etc.) and local drivers that enter the International event in their country, have the opportunity to win prize-money, earn points and get extra TV coverage in this new Tournament.

The FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Cup powered by Würth will comprise all seven events in the 2015 championship, with India being the finale where the overall winner will receive a trophy and prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Cup powered by Würth will comprise all seven events in the 2015 championship, with India being the finale where the overall winner will receive a trophy and prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

“Given that all contestants in the international events have APRC-Würth logos on their cars and they’re all eligible to receive the Würth product kits before the rally, we felt it was a natural progression to be part a competition that will give extra incentive to competitor’s right across the seven countries where the APRC takes place. In addition to the chance of winning the overall prize package, each round winner will be presented with prize money on the finish podium, second and third place getters receiving a premium Würth tool kit.", said Andreas List, Business Director at Würth International Trading (Shanghai) Co,. Ltd.

APRC President Steven Kennedy is equally enthusiastic, “The Asia-Pacific Rally Cup will not diminish the status of the FIA APRC tournament, rather enhance the level of the events where the APRC events are taking place and for the first time it will link all contestants in all the international APRC events, into one competition. This is a great initiative from Würth for the event organizers and the contestants”.

An additional benefit for national drivers is the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Cup powered by Würth will be included in the APRC’s global TV and media coverage, “Its good news for our TV coverage as there’s often local star drivers like Japan’s Toshi Arai and Karamjit Singh in Malaysia who take on the international drivers and are usually in with a chance to win outright - and often do. Now we can legitimately include these drivers in our programs, adding at the same time a whole new dimension to the championship”, said APRC TV producer Brian Young.