Johor Bahru: Ace Indian racer Gaurav Gill aims to regain the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) crown as he heads to the fifth and penultimate round of the Malaysian Rally here.
 
The rally, which begins on Saturday after Friday night’s ceremonial flag-off in this southern Malayan city, comprises 14 Special Stages covering about 227 kilometres. The competitors will cover a total of 572 kms during the course of the event.
 
After winning all the four rounds this season in New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan, and two still to be run (Malaysia and India), Delhi-based Gill enjoys a commanding 42-point lead over his MRF team-mate Fabian Kreim of Germany.
 
Commenting on his upcoming rally, Gill said: “We have had a perfect season and have the title in our own hands in Malaysia. My team-mate Fabian Kreim still has a chance of winning the title. It is going to be another exciting battle.”
 
“It would obviously be a dream to travel as champion to the grand finale of the APRC season in my native India,” Gill added.