Rally Queensland : Can cars really fly faster than choppers?

Yes they can.

And that’s exactly what happened when PROTON and Chris took on a chopper earlier this week in the Rally Car vs Helicopter race. The event was part of the pre-rally activities that took place in the International Rally of Queensland, the fourth round of the 2010 FIA-Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).

The race was held at the Sunshine Coast Airport in Queensland. The airport had to be closed for about an hour for the race and Chris Atkinson beat the chopper in an extremely close battle between screaming tyres and chopper blades.

Check out the cool pics of the race below and there’s more pictures and videos on our Facebook page.

Supported by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, the rally featured many activities including the local Australian Rally Championship and the Australian Classic Rally Competition.  The event attracted thousands of spectators from around the region.

The Satria Neo S2000 fastest in most stages…

At the rally of Queensland last weekend, our team set the pace by winning nearly every stage in the rally. Chris and Alister were initially leading the event that was held in the forests of the Sunshine Coast, almost tasting victory when they were forced to retire due to mechanical problems.

Overall, the team between Chris and Alister won 15 out of the 18 stages for the entire rally. Chris won 11 out of the 18 stages, and retired when his car stalled in a creek crossing while Alister won a total of four stages but retired with mechanical problems on the second stage of the final day of the rally. Not bad achievements at all by our team.

India’s Gaurav Gill in his Mitsubishi won the rally, round four of the 2010 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, one minute 16 seconds ahead of Australian brothers Glen and Matt Raymond. Gaurav’s teammate Katsuhiko Taguchi from Japan came in third. Well done, guys!

Stay tuned for the upcoming fifth stage of the APRC, the Indonesian Rally which will be held on 25th – 26th September before the team moves on to the final stage in China in November.

And that’s that, folks. Have a good week ahead 🙂

**Watch the video of the Rally Car vs Helicopter race and view more photos of PROTON Satria Neo S2000 in the International Rally of Queensland on the Official PROTON Satria Neo Super 2000 Facebook page.


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Posted on August 2, 2010, in Proton R3 Malaysia Rally Team, Rally Queensland and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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