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GP Week : Issue 25
Gaurav Gill (bellow) took the win from Cody Crocker (Left) after he punctured a tyre Thrills and spills around the globe GAURAV Gill took a landmark victory on the Asia Pacific championship Rally Indonesia last weekend, but it did not come easily. He took over the lead on SS3 when Katsuhiko Taguchi punctured, holding this through to the second day when a broken gearbox mounting slowed him. This let the reigning champion Cody Crocker slip ahead. Crocker immediately also punctured, and Gill came through to win by just over a minute. Meanwhile, Kronos Racing’s Peugeot 207 Super 2000s finished 1-2-4 in the all-asphalt Barum Rally in Czech Republic. Ypres winner Freddy Loix overhauled his team- mate Nicolas Vouilloz to take victory, and the team’s BF Goodrich guest driver Pavel Valousek came fourth. Peugeot drivers won all 15 special stages, and these cars took nine of the top 10 places, with the first traditional Group N car coming 14th. Eamonn Boland clinched the 2008 Global Irish 18 Tarmac championship at the wheel of his Subaru Impreza S12B World Rally Car when he led the penultimate rally, the Todds Leap Ulster Rally, from start to finish. The event counted also for the British Championship, in which it was the final round on asphalt. Mark Higgins finished the event third in a Group N Subaru, over a minute ahead of his rival Guy Wilks. Wilks had a poor rally, firstly with rear differential failure, then with damaged suspension after hitting a bank. In Africa, winning the Harare based Zimbabwe Challenge Rally means Japanese driver Hideaki Miyoshi heads the FIA African rally series with one round still to run. In the absence of Conrad Rautenbach, the winner for the past three years whose 2008 rally program took him instead to New Zealand, the favourite to win was Zimbabwean Jamie Whyte (Subaru), but he went off the road and retired. Ypres winner Freddy Loix Eamon Boland