China Rally winner Karl Kruuda's Volkswagen On Day 2' s Da Jie stage.
At the lunch-time service the top three were seperated by just 4.1 seconds with Lin Dewei driving for Subaru Rally Team China, ahead of Kruuda by 2.7 seconds with Subaru China driver Fan Gaoxiang third.
Kruuda responded on the all concrete 22 kilometre Stage 5 to take the lead back by 20 seconds, increasing that to 1 minute and 5 seconds by end of the leg. Subaru drivers Dewei and Gaoxiang were 2nd and 3rd respectively with Chen De'an in the second FAW Volkswagen Golf 4th.
The next morning things got interesting when first Dewei dropped down the order to 5th after turbo failure, then the second time time through the 25 kilometre Da Jie stage Gaoxiang got a puncture that cost him over two minutes. Gaoxing’s delay moved De'an into second to complete a FAW Volkswagen 1st and 2nd finish.
Sumiyama ran the rest of the event with no problems and consistently posted top 3 times, hauling himself back to 16th place overall and winning the APRC category for the 5th event in a row.
Back at the Longyou finish Kruuda and Mscatt were presented with the winners trophies and the APRC Würth prizemoney, while Sumiyama’s team left with the FIA drivers, Co-drivers, Manufacturer's championship, the Asia Cup, the Würth Cup and Teams Cup.