PG Andersson heads Malaysian Rally

PG Andersson out front in Malaysia

Sweden’s PG Andersson holds the lead in the Malaysian Rally, the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

Driving a factory Proton Satria S2000, Andersson heads India’s Gaurav Gill in the MRF Skoda Fabia S2000, with Perth-based Scotsman Alister McRae in the other factory Satria in third.

Championship leader, Australia’s Chris Atkinson, sits sixth despite some major technical issues with his MRF Skoda.

“Tough day at the office, had an early lead, and looked to be on the right tyre. Then had a pipe burst and lost all the coolant,” said Atkinson on Twitter.

“Trying to make it back up higher into the points. Making progress but lost a bit when the Power Steering failed.”

Gill was also fortunate to complete the day after colliding with a tree early in the day.

The rally concludes tomorrow.

 

Malaysian Rally : Leg 1

Pos Driver Car Time
1 PG Andersson Proton Satria Neo S2000 1:48:49.9
2 Gaurav Gill Skoda Fabia S2000 +1:22.7
3 Alister McRae Proton Satria Neo S2000 +2:14.5
4 Karamjit Singh Proton Satria Neo +19:12.3
5 Brian Green Subaru Impreza WRX STi +21:01.0
6 Chris Atkinson Skoda Fabia S2000 +28:18.4

 

Here is the news clip from the day

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