Team-mates to fight for victory in Japan
- 13th September 2017, 8:55am
“As always, there’ll be no team orders and our drivers will be going flat out trying to beat each other.”After a short spectator stage gets Rally Hokkaido underway on Friday night, competitors face a further 10 stages on Saturday over a competitive distance of 122km. On Sunday, another seven stages complete the event, with the rally’s longest stage – the 29km New Ashoro Long – to be held twice. Team MRF’s main rivals will once again be a pair of Mitsubishi Mirages in the hands of Jari Ketomaa (Finland) and Robert Bloomberg (Sweden), with New Zealander Mike Young driving a Toyota Vitz (Yaris) for the first time. The event has a strong contingent of Japanese competitors, including a third Skoda Fabia R5, driven by Yuya Sumiyama. Follow Rally Hokkaido via the official event website at http://www.rally-hokkaido.com/en/ APRC points after 3 of 5 rounds:
- Ole Christan Veiby, 108 points
- Gaurav Gill, 98
- Jari Ketomaa, 56
- Robert Bloomberg, 50
- P.G. Abhilash, 25
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