Proton on fire
THE Proton R3 Rally Team dominated the final round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in China at the weekend, with Scot Alister McRae clinching maximum points and teammate Chris Atkinson of the Gold Coast second of the series runners. McRae and Atkinson were among the pacesetters throughout the 15-stage, two-day event despite getting several punctures. Japan’s Katsu Taguchi won the drivers championship. His co-driver, Australian Chris Murphy, finished second in the points to MRF’s Glenn MacNeall because Murphy missed the Malaysian round when he was stuck in the UK by the Iceland volcano in April.