The Motor Image Racing Team (MIRT) continued its triumph yesterday at Day 2 of the Malaysian Rally, with three-time Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) champion Cody Crocker finishing first overall, and teammate Emma Gilmour in second place to accomplish an impeccable result for the MIRT team.
Crocker continued Day 2 with unassailable skill and determination winning the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Malaysian Rally in 3hrs 16min 22 sec.Team mate Emma Gilmour pulled her weight for the team rocketing through the steamy oil-palm plantations of Kota Tinggi cementing her second place finish with a timing of 3hr 27min 11sec.
Rival Taguchi of MRF Tyres bowed out of the race early in Special Stage (SS) 11 where he ditched his car, causing extensive structural damage and dashing his aspirations of securing important points.
With Taguchi out of the way, Crocker and Gilmour cruised MIRT to a comfortable victory scoring maximum points for the team and placing Crocker in a robust position to take home, yet again, the APRC Championship this year.
The next round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship will take place in Indonesia. The Gudang Garam International Rally Indonesia happens on 3 – 4 October.