Arjun Rao Arur wins Coffee Day Rally in Volkswagen Polo Rally
- Arjun Rao Arur clinches INRC 1600 Championship after winning the Coffee Day Rally at Chikmagalur
- Sirish Chandran and Hrishikesh Thackersey finish off the podium in 2nd and 3rd in INRC 1600 while Rohan Pawar clinches JINRC win – all driving Volkswagen Polo rally cars
Chikmagalur, December 21, 2013: INRC 2013 season finale held at Chikmagalur witnessed Volkswagen Polo rally cars dominate throughout with Arjun Rao Arur winning the Coffee Day Rally overall and the 1600 category. Following him on the podium were Sirish Chandran and Hrishikesh Thackersey, also driving Polo rally cars to make a clean sweep in the INRC 1600 category for Volkswagen-powered cars. Rohan Pawar, also driving Volkswagen Polo, won the JINRC category.
Karamjit Singh, driving Volkswagen Motorsport India developed, Polo R2, was the fastest till SS9 and was leading overall. However, a mechanical failure forced him and co-driver Jagdev Singh to opt for a retirement on SS10. Their car broke down and stood across the route forcing the organizers to cancel the SS10. Results till SS9 were taken as the final results.
Commenting on the successful weekend, Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, said, “Volkswagen cars cruised to victories with Arjun Rao showing top notch performance and clinching a win overall while Rohan won the JINRC. Sirish made a mark by finishing second in 1600 and third overall. We are extremely delighted with our Customer Sport competitors’ performance and we hope to go even bigger the next season. I would like to specially congratulate Arjun on winning the title in a Polo rally car.”
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