Friday June 22, 2012
Proton ready to take lead in SWRC
KUALA LUMPUR: The FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship (SWRC) resumes today with Proton looking forward to a dominant drive in Rally New Zealand.
With one victory after only two rounds of the SWRC, the pair of P.G. Andersson and Alister McRae are fired up for a repeat performance of Protonís dominant drive at the Rally of Sweden.
Andersson, who had steered the Satria Neo S2000 to its maiden victory in SWRC at his home rally in Sweden, is currently fourth in the FIA SWRC Driversí Standings with 25 points, while McRae is eighth.
Run over three days, Rally New Zealand comprises 22 special stages with a competitive distance of 413.94km.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the SWRC calendar, Rally New Zealand starts in Auckland before heading south to the beautiful coastal town of Raglan, around which Leg 1 is centred.