Proton Takes 2nd In APRC Manufacturers Championship

I like motorsports, that’s just how it is. I’m not a huge fan of F1, I kind of lost interest during the Schumacher days when there was no point watching because you knew who was going to win.

I’ve always been a bigger fan of Rally! It’s more exciting, more dangerous, technically more challenging to the cars and takes a hell of a lot of skill on the drivers part. Proton recently re-entered the APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship) with the Satria Neo 2000 – quite a beastly looking car.

Proton Satria Neo S2000

And they’ve been doing really well! In the last race of the season in China, they actually took 1st and 2nd place! Alister McRae took the podium for first place and Chris Atkinson at second for the APRC while Alister takes second and Chris third at the podium for the Asia Cup. Alister is currently also at third placing for the APRC Driver’s Title.

Alister McRae & Chris Atkinson

This win put them ahead of Subaru and behind Mitsubishi in the APRC Manufacturers Title in 2nd place!

I can’t wait to see what they can do in the next season!

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7 Responses to Proton Takes 2nd In APRC Manufacturers Championship

  1. andymervingeorge November 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    I so agree with you about rally being more exhilarating and all. Its more exciting to watch too compared to F1 as these racers compete to be the best in time. Lucky me to have witnessed the 2008 MRC in Kuantan, and to be so close to Karamjit. Oh, dont forget the 4×4 rally too but didnt have the chance to see it in the metal.

  2. Tan Yee Hou November 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Yes rally is fun to watch because it gets the motor oil in your blood racing!!

    Pity that coverage isn’t as strong as other grip-based motorsports. : (

    That said, loving the Neo since I first saw it on paul’s blog. The chassis is awesome (from the Campro CPS) and demands some respect.

  3. ahsiang November 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    F1 is lame. Sometime rally can be boring as well, especially WRC. I like the time when Marcus Groholm and Sebastian Loeb head to head fighting for the championship, their comment always entertaining! πŸ˜€

  4. ahlost November 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Congratulations Proton πŸ˜‰

    and I love watching rally than f1 too πŸ˜€

  5. KY November 16, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    man that’s one impressive feat! congrats proton!

  6. MSS LaWLiET November 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Congratulations! Proton = Proud. Proton + Malaysian = SO PROUD ;D

  7. ShaolinTiger November 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    andymervingeorge: Yup, rally is FAR more exciting to watch. Up close and live it’s amazing! Beats watching F1 at the circuit any day.

    Tan Yee Hou: Yah great handling, they souped up the power and it’s become a formidable rally contender. But yah, lack of coverage for non F1/SuperXXX sucks.

    ahsiang: Yah WRC has it’s moments.

    ahlost: Proton boleh!

    MSS LaWLiET: Yay!