July 29, 2016


Following on from last year, Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and Representative Director: Katsutoshi Tokuyama) has decided to continue as a sponsor of the Asia Cross Country Rally, the biggest rally in Asia.


The 2016 rally, the 21st, will start from Pattaya, Thailand, Asia’s leading beach resort, and its goal is the world heritage site of Angkor Wat, Cambodia. (Total distance: about 2,400 km)


Also, many of the vehicles, both 4 and 2 wheeled, in last year’s race were equipped with the company’s batteries and exhibited high potential.

Race overview

Name of race

21st FEDERAL-VESSEL Asia Cross Country Rally 2016

Official recognition

Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Royal Automobile Association of Thailand (RAAT), Federation of Motorcycle Sports Thailand (FMSCT), Cambodia Motor Sports Federation (CMSF) 


Ortev Thailand, R1 Japan


August 14 - 19, 2016
For details, please see the Race Schedule.


Start: Pattaya, Thailand Goal: Angkor Wat, Cambodia Total distance: about 2,400 km
For details, please see the Course Map.

Details of support

  • Event sponsorship
    As a sponsor of the event, we will support the overall management of the rally.
  • Bike team composition
    Our two teams, TEAM FB and TEAM FB INDONESIA, will take part in the bike section of the Asia Cross Country Rally 2016. Carrying on from last year’s rally, TEAM FB will target overall victory.
  • Battery provision
    We will support participating teams by providing them with the company’s highly reliable batteries.

Scenes from last year’s rally

Race schedule and course map

August 13
Official vehicle inspection (BIRA Circuit) /
Official race briefing /
Super SS1 (Pattaya), Ceremonial start (Walking Street)
August 14
Leg 1 Pattaya –> Chanthaburi
August 15
Leg 2 Chanthaburi –> Thailand (Hat Lek) /
Cambodia (Koh Kong) border –> Koh Kong
August 16
Leg 3 Koh Kong –> Sihanoukville
August 17
Leg 4 Sihanoukville –> Phnom Penh
August 18
Leg 5 Phnom Penh –> Angkor Wat (Siem Reap)
August 19
Leg 6 Angkor Wat –> Angkor Wat
Ceremonial finish (in front of Angkor Wat) / awards party (official hotel)