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GP Week : Issue 49
>>WRCnews ng coming? Young Kiwi victorious a passing car, was colossal – something like 20-30 times less damage was caused”. The cost of replacing gravel displaced on to adjacent undergrowth is at the hub of the escalating costs of forest rallying in Britain, because replacement gravel has to be brought from faraway quarries, which in itself creates eco as well as financial issues. Special eco-friendly tyres have been used in rallying in Sweden, where it has been difficult to assess how much slower these tyres are. A Pirelli expert thinks it may only be in the order of a second a mile. He considers that the way the eco tyres do not dig themselves into the surface of the stages mean that they are not only less damaging but also more exciting to watch. oddrama BRITISH champion Guy Wilks is to drive a Proton Satria Neo S2000 on future IRC rounds, start with Ypres. MEM chief Chris Mellors has also confirmed continued support from the Proton headquarters in Malaysia for entering events in the FIA’s Asia Pacific regional championship with another driver. Plans for continued presence in the British rally championship or on the Rally GB are 22 year-old Hayden Paddon (right) has scored his second win at Rally Whangarei, New Zealand’s premier rally this year, beating the FIA’s Asia Pacific competitors, headed by Cody Crocker. Crocker (below) was disadvantaged running the first day in front of the local drivers, giving Richard Mason a chance to lead, but he retired on the second day with turbocharger failure. Paddon inherited the lead and won by over a minute from Crocker, ahead of fellow Australian Brendon Reeves. Among other APRC contenders, Katsuhiko Taguchi finished fourth, ahead of Crocker’s APRC teammate Emma Gilmour, second best local finisher, but Taguchi’s teammate Gaurav Gill went off the road on Day 2. Crocker now heads Taguchi in the APRC standings after the third round, while Paddon is guaranteed a place in the APRC section of the Pirelli Star Driver shoot-out, to be held at Repco Rally Australia. Wilks gets IRC ride undecided, but an entry on the IRC Rally of Scotland is scheduled. For Wilks this news represents a happy end to a roller-coaster professional year. It was at the Chatsworth Rally Show last year that the idea of the 500 Club, enlisting financial support for a World Championship programme with a Subaru Impreza S14 was first started, a project which then failed when Subaru abandoned their WRC plans. Six Super 2000 Makes at Ypres FOR the first time, six different manufacturers have entered a round of the European championship, Present at the Westhock Ypres Rally (June 18-20) in addition to orthodox Group N entries from Mitsubishi and Subaru are S2000 cars from Fiat, Opel, Peugeot, Proton, Skoda and VW. Only MG and Toyota are missing. Of the total entries of 73, there are 20 Super 2000 cars on the list, of which Peugeot continues to be the strongest presence with 12. The strength of the entry lies in the international competitors. Belgian championship rallying admits World Rally Cars which are barred from IRC and ERC events, and the nature of the course makes it ideal Super 2000 territory, at the disadvantage of orthodox Group N cars which are popular in that country 21