MRF Indian National Rally Championship: Gaurav Gill wins his sixth title

Devdiscourse News Desk | Kochi | Updated: 16-12-2018 20:19 IST | Created: 16-12-2018 20:12 IST

Mahindra Adventures Gaurav Gill was at his fast and furious best to annex his sixth MRF Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) title here on Sunday.

The three-time APRC champion was at his imperious best along with his able co-driver Musa Sherif, winning seven stages and finishing second in two in the Popular Rally, the fifth and final round of the MRF Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) INRC, to win the title.

Going into this iconic rally in the picturesque backdrop of Kerala with just a solitary point lead (62 to his teammate Amittrajit Ghosh's 61), Gill had to be cautious as he mounted his attack.

He began slowly, finishing second in the first two stages before he came into his own. Guided by local boy Musa, he quickly got a feel of the terrain and made the necessary adjustments to win the next five stages.

"It was a difficult year for us, especially towards the end due to mechanical issues which were beyond our control," Gill said after his victory.

"Kochi was the most difficult, with narrow roads which were fast and had broken tarmac too. We had to push extra hard to stay ahead of the others," he added.

Amittrajit Ghosh, who had jumped into the lead after the first four rounds but had slipped to the second place due to the N-1 rule (the lowest points garnered in a round not being counted for the championship), needed a brilliant run to topple his teammate.

He, along with Ashwin Naik, gave it their best shot but just couldn't get the wins that would have mattered.

It was, however, good enough to give him the second position in the overall championship.

INRC 2 competitor Arka Motorsports' Karna Kadur (and Nikhil V Pai) finished third to take the third place behind the Mahindra Adventure duo in the championship.

(With inputs from agencies.)



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