Saturday 25 November 2023

The excitement of the Asia Pacific Lake Toba Rally, a location that has the potential to become one of the future World Rally Championship Series


Currently, in North Sumatra the Asia Pacific Rally Championship or APRC 2023 Lake Toba championship is taking place. As the name suggests, the stage is held in a cool hilly area with challenging tracks. Reminiscent of the glory days when the World Rally Championship aka WRC created the Rally of Indonesia series and took place in a similar location.

At that time, was lucky to be one of the journalist witnesses who watched the WRC series races in their own country. Exciting and fascinating, world class drivers and co-drivers who are in the top rankings, even WRC world champions competed in Medan to Parapat and Lake Toba.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, the General Chair of the Indonesian Motorcycle Association or IMI, Bambang Soesatyo expressed the hope that the 2023 APRC event could be a prelude to holding the 2025 WRC.

Moreover, he has met with the President of the FIA ​​(Federation Internationale de l’Automobile), Mohammed ben Sulayem. The hope is that Indonesia will get another chance.

Talking about rally cars themselves, or World Rally Car (WRCar), a number of brands have recorded an interesting reputation throughout time. These include Audi Quattro, Toyota Celica, Mitsubishi Pajero, Subaru Impreza, and so on.

The following is a collection of various rally articles that have been broadcast on , including the champions of this championship. Who knows, they will be present in Indonesia, if the WRC returns to Indonesia.

1. Legendary Extreme Motorsport Athlete Travis Pastrana Buys a Subaru WRX Using a Promise: It Will Not Run Out

Travis Pastrana when picking up a car for his family, a Subaru WRX [Instagram screenshot courtesy Travis Pastrana]. When you mention the name Travis Pastrana, what comes to mind is his skill “dance” in the air as a freestyle supercross athlete. Then his skills in the world of rallying as one of the Subaru Rally Team USA drivers, and a slalom gymkhana athlete who made 360 ​​degree donut turns that made the audience transfixed to the point of headaches.

As a versatile automotive athlete, a figure whose full name is Travis Alan Pastrana, who was born in Annapolis, Maryland, United States on October 8 1983, has triumphed on two wheels and four wheels.

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2. Admiring the Performance of the Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart, Rifat Sungkar Successfully Finishes AXCR 2022 Even though the Shockbreaker is Starting to Break

Mitsubishi Ralliart Team, Rifat Sungkar and Chupong Chaiwan with the entire team crew in the AXCR 2022 match [Instagram @rifato]. National Rally and Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia Brand Ambassador, Rifat Sungkar shared his experiences when competing in the Asia Cross Country Rally or AXCR 2022 (21-26/11/2022) with co-driver Chupong Chaiwan.

AXCR 2022 itself is a cross-country and cross-country rally which is often referred to as “Asia’s Dakar Rally”. Crossing the 1,700 km route of Thailand and Cambodia with six Special Stage (SS) challenges.

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3. AXCR 2022 Champion, Chayapon Yotha and Peerapong Sombutwong Share the Task of Handling the Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart on the Track

Driver Chayapon Yotha and co-driver Peerapong Sombutwong in parc ferme AXCR 2022 [Instagram: OHM_CHAYA]. Asia The 2022 Cross Country Rally or AXCR, which takes place on tracks in world countries, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Cambodia, ended last week (26/11/2022) with drivers and co-drivers Chayapon Yotha and Peerapong Sombutwong winning. This pair relies on a Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart.

Meanwhile, another pair from the Mitsubishi Triton Ralliart team is driver and co-driver Chupong Chaiwan. Both of them occupy the top five positions. An exciting battle, where National racers Rifat Sungkar and Chupong Chaiwan experienced a tire burst so they had to compete using only three tires.

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4. Subaru Sport Mobility Concept Stunning Futuristic Rally Feel at JMS 2023

The futuristic and sporty appearance of the Subaru Sport Mobility Concept[JMS Press Room/Subaru]. Still remember the glory of the 1990s racers such as Colin McRae, Richard Burns, Juha Kankkunen and Cody Crocker? Or play PlayStation racing games that rely on Subaru rally cars?

At the Japan Mobility Show or JMS 2023, Subaru launched two concept models, in line with the main theme of this event, namely mobility.

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5. Beating Carlos Sainz in the 2023 Dakar Rally, Racer Nasser al-Attiyah Bags Shooting Sports Achievement

Nasser al-Attiyah, a racer from Qatar who joined the Toyota Gazoo Racing team while celebrating finishing third in the Rally Morocco 2022, located in Agadir (6/10/2022) [AFP/Fadel Senna]. The name Nasser al-Attiyah was hotly discussed on the Dakar Rally 2023 stage because he succeeded in replacing Carlos Sainz Sr. – a veteran racer from Spain who was previously unfortunate – competed in the World Rally Championship (WRC) and won the 1997 Rally of Indonesia.

Nasser al-Attiyah is a racer born in Doha, Qatar, who recently turned 52 on December 21 and has the distinction of being the defending champion of the Dakar Rally or Dakar Rally. He won as many rallies as the “fiercest” in the world

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