Mitsubishi Motors announced that Team Mitsubishi RALLIART has brought home the gold at the recently-concluded Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) which was held in Thailand and Cambodia this year, 2022.
The Mitsubishi Strada was the brand’s rally car of choice, dubbed the Group T1 prototype cross-country vehicle by the brand. Mitsubishi’s pickup truck race cars went a total distance of 1,524 kilometers which included 637 km of timed special stages. Mistubishi RALLIART’s Chayapon Yotha from Thailand finished in first place overall, with a total time of 8 hours, 22 minutes, and 42 seconds. RALLIART driver, Rifat Sungkar from Indonesia finished in 5th place, only 17 minutes and 14 seconds behind the race leader.
The AXCR came back after a three-year hiatus. Drivers and teams passed through various landscapes and locations for the rally such as Buriram, and even Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The courses involved high-speed stages on rough and dry unpaved roads. Other stages were filled with deep puddles scattered on muddy roads caused by heavy rain.