APRC Rally Hokkaido — Indian Driver Gaurav Gill Takes Lead After Day 1

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Indian ace rally driver Gaurav Gill leads after day one of Rally Hokkaido, the fourth round of Asia Pacific Rally Championship held in Japan this weekend.

APRC Rally Hokkaido — Indian Driver Gaurav Gill Takes Lead After Day 1

Championship leader Gill came out on top after the end of day one stages. Driving an MRF Skoda Fabia R5 car alongside his co-driver Stephane Prevot, Gill stormed through the last six stages to take a commanding lead in the rally.

APRC Rally Hokkaido — Indian Driver Gaurav Gill Takes Lead After Day 1

Whereas his teammate, German driver Fabian Kreim and co-driver Frank Christian took the early lead, but were hindered by the lack of rear grip and a puncture and could not make it close enough to the 2013 champion. After the end of day one, Kreim is more than a minute adrift from the rally leader.

APRC Rally Hokkaido — Indian Driver Gaurav Gill Takes Lead After Day 1

Driving a Subaru Impreza, Indian driver Sanjay Takale alongside his co-driver Noriko Takeshita were in eighth position after the end of leg one.

 
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Story first published: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 [IST]
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