SWEDE VICTORY FOR ANDERSON
14 July 2012 | Press Release
- The conditions were not ideal but Per-Gunnar Anderson in a Satria
Neo 2000 came through the mud and the slush to clinch the opening
round of the Malaysian leg of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship
drizzle over the Tai Tak Estate yesterday made conditions tough,
so tough that the organizer had to cancel one stage of the race
simply because of it's poor condition but then again Anderson and
co-driver Emil Axelson were in their element to complete the estimated
115 km race in the fastest time of 1hr 48mins 49.9secs.
was India Guarav Gill also in a Skoda Fabia with his co-driver Glen
MacNeall of New Zealand in 1hr 50min 12.6secs while Proton Motorsports
Alister MacRae and partner Bill Hayes came in third in 1hr 51.04.4secs.
had predicted rain over the area over the past couple of days and
true to their prediction, the rain came throughout the entire morning,
making conditions a challenging one instead.
Singh, Malaysia's No 1 rally driver who came in fourth yesterday
said: 'It was tough out there today. The roads were so slippery
and a slight mistake
could see you pay a heavy price. But then again the conditions are
same for everybody,"
a Proton Satria Neo with Vivek Ponussamy was timed at 2hrs 08.02.2secs
with New Zealand's Brian Green in a Subaru Impreza was fifth in
rain are expected tomorrow and I believe conditions will not get
any better. So it's all a matter of staying in control tomorrow,"