Hot and humid Malaysia awaits Team MRF
- 5th September 2017, 1:06pm
“The events in Asia never fail to produce the toughest conditions of the season - not just for the drivers, but for the service crew as well, who have to work in hot and often wet weather.”Team MRF’s main competition this weekend will come from a pair of Mitsubishi Mirages driven by Finn Jari Ketomaa and Swede Robert Bloomberg. Young New Zealander, Mike Young, will also be in the running in a Subaru Impreza WRX. After a super special stage gets the rally underway on Friday evening, the Rally of Johor will see competitors tackle seven stages over 158 kilometres on Saturday. The longest stage of the day is the 31.67km Tai Tak - Pipeline stage, that will be run twice. On Sunday, a further six stages will face competitors, over a competitive distance of 76.24 kilometres. With hot and humid conditions expected, and the high chance of torrential rain, the event will be a real test of man, machine and tyres - something the Team MRF drivers will relish. Heading into the event, Veiby holds a slender two-point lead over his team-mate, Gill, in the APRC, while Team MRF hold a comfortable lead in the Team’s Championship. APRC points after two rounds: 1. Veiby (NOR), ŠKODA, 70 points 2. Gill (IND), ŠKODA, 68 points 3. Blomberg (SWE), Mitsubishi, 44 points 4. Ketomaa (FIN), Mitsubishi, 30 points
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