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Atkinson wins in New Caledonia

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Sunday 19th June, 2011 - 7:30pm

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Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson has won his second Asia Pacific Rally Championship event of the year with victory at Rally New Caledonia.

After winning the home event for Proton in Malaysia, Atkinson was plagued with mechanical issues on his home event on the Sunshine Coast.

Despite some minor engine issues on the opening day and a broken drive shaft on the second day – Atkinson was more than a match for his rivals on the Pacific Island nation.

“It was a great result for Proton,” said Atkinson.

“The other guys were very quick this weekend. The car was good, but we had a bit of luck as well.”

Second went to Rifat Sungkar in the Pertamina Cusco Mitsubishi and third was Perth-based Scotsman Alister McRae in the second Proton.

Results : Rally New Caledonia

Pos Driver Car Model Time
1 Chris Atkinson Proton Satria  Neo S2000 01:06:12
2 Rifat Sungkar Mitsubishi Evo X +0:30
3 Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 +2:56
4 Alain Dalstein Mitsubishi Evo IX +4:04
5 Brian Green Mitsubishi Evo IX +4:46
6 Emmanuel Guigou Renault Clio R3 +6:24
7 Hao Yuan Mitsubishi Evo X +7:47
8 Fan Fan Mitsubishi Evo X +8:16
9 Karamjit Singh Proton Satria Neo +11:59
10 Gunaseelan Rajoo Proton Satria Neo +29:01

 

 

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