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The Rally China (中国拉力赛) is the largest rally racing event held in China. The first event was run as the China Rally in 1997 in the province of Guangdong, as a replacement to the Hong Kong - Beijing Rally, and was an event on the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar in 1999. However it was replaced by the Cyprus Rally the following year. From 2000 to 2015, it has been part of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), moving initially to Shaoguan, Fujian province. "Force majeure because of government", according to the organisers, led to the cancellation of the event in 2003. The event moved for a single year to Huizhou, Guangdong in 2004 before reverting to Shaoguan. From 2009 until 2015, the event was hosted in Longyou, Zhejiang province. The event returned to the WRC calendar in 2016 after moving to Huairou, Beijing, but was cancelled due to weather damage. China will continue to host a round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in Zhangye, Gansu in 2016 too, while Longyou will continue to host a round of the Chinese Rally Championship.
List of previous winners
|1997||1st China Rally||11–13 July||Colin McRae||Subaru Impreza WRC 97||APRC|
|1998||2nd China Rally||2–4 October||Colin McRae||Subaru Impreza WRC 98||APRC|
|1999||3rd China Rally||17–19 September||Didier Auriol||Toyota Corolla WRC||WRC|
|2000||4th 555 China Rally||7–9 November||Peter 'Possum' Bourne||Subaru Impreza WRX||APRC|
|2001||5th Rally of China Shaoguan||20–22 October||Nico Caldarola||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI||APRC|
|2002||6th Rally of China Shaoguan||19–21 October||Karamjit Singh||Proton Pert||APRC|
|2004||7th TCL China Rally Huizhou||22–24 October||Katsuhiko Taguchi||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII||APRC|
|2005||8th China Rally Shaoguan||26–28 November||Jussi Välimäki||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII||APRC|
|2006||9th China Rally Shaoguan||24–26 November||Cody Crocker||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||APRC|
|2007||10th China Rally Shaoguan||09-11 November||Cody Crocker||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||APRC|
|2008||11th China Rally Shaoguan||08-9 November||Cody Crocker||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||APRC|
|2009||12th China Rally||14–15 November||Cody Crocker||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||APRC|
|2010||13th China Rally||6–7 November||Yuya Sumiyama||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X||APRC|
|2011||14th China Rally||4–6 November||Alister McRae||Proton Satria Neo S2000||APRC|
|2012||15th China Rally||26–28 October||Alister McRae||Proton Satria Neo S2000||APRC|
|2013||16th China Rally||2–3 November||Esapekka Lappi||Škoda Fabia S2000||APRC|
|2014||17th Rally China Longyou||7–9 November||Chris Atkinson||Volkswagen Golf SCRC||APRC|
|2015||18th Rally China Longyou||30 October–1 November||Pontus Tidemand||Škoda Fabia R5||APRC|
|2016||19th Rally China Beijing||8 September–11 September||Rally cancelled||WRC|
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