All eyes on JK Tyre Motorsport’s drivers as Rally of Jodhpur all set to flag-off
JK Tyre Motorsport drivers will push for supremacy in the Rally of Jodhpur, Round 3 of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship that gets under way on Saturday.
Three-times APRC champion and six-times INRC Champion Gaurav Gill will be the cynosure of all eyes after a commendable performance in the World Rally luck and mechanical problems yanked him out of contention in the penultimate stage of the Rally. He, however, was in great form and will be hoping to continue in the same vein.
Gill driving the new XUV 300 in R2 spec churning out almost 115 BHP has been setting up to make his machine unbeatable. Fast and sandy stages of Maxperience Rally of Jodhpur a week after this stint in Turkey will give him an ideal platform to showcase the prowess of his newly developed car.
Gill will, however, face a competition from his own mate Dean Mascarenhas from Mangalore who along with his co-driver Shruptha Padival who won the opening round in Chennai and is now placed 2nd overall in the Championship.
However, it won’t be easy for both of them as another JK Tyre Motorsport supported driver will be breathing fiercely down their neck. Younus Ilyas along with navigator Harish Gowda are in stellar form in the last round and won the INRC 2 category of Rally of Coimbatore while finishing second overall in the event.
Suhem Kabeer from Mysore and Karna Kadur who is past National Champion are itching to outpace the leader board as they are known to be extremely talented drivers in such conditions.
The rally which will feature over 50 cars will not only provide the drivers a great opportunity to prove their mettle but will also offer the fans a great opportunity to catch the stars live in action in their mean machines.
JK Tyre Motorsport, pioneers of promoting the sport and talent in the country for three decades have staged a comeback into Rallying after 12 years and as expected from them, they are already challenging for top honours right from the word go.
India’s first Asia Zone Champion and 6 times National Rally Champion Hari Singh who was termed as the Flying Sikh in his era is the team manager for the program and the team principal is Sanjay Sharma whose role in promoting Motorsport in India is unparalleled.