25 teams from India comprising the best off-roaders in the country have been selected to take part in Force Gurkha RFC India 2016. Names of drivers and co-drivers have been detailed who will compete head to head in what is seen as one of the most extreme competitions.
Among the names of competitors released, some have participated in the first two editions of RFC India. They will compete with some new comers in the first international off road motorsport event in India.
There are four entrants from off roading clubs – Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, Bangalore Offroaders Development Association (BODA) and KTM Jeepers from Kerala while 2 teams will consist of members from Mumbai’s Team Fairmont and Hyderabad’s Charminar Off Road Adventure Club (CORAC). 1 team each has also been selected from V5 Offroaders from Coorg, Mudhogs from Sakleshpur, Northern India Offroad Club (NIOC) and Incredible Offroaders Goa.
Jagat Nanjappa from V5 Offroaders and Tejinder Singh from Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh were winners of Force Gurkha RFC South and North India Chapters held earlier this year due to which they automatically qualify to take part in Force Gurkha RFC India 2016. The list of Indian teams also includes Force Motors team consisting of Malaysian drivers Tan Eng Joo and Mervyn Lim while there will be two individual entries from Hyderabad and Pune as well thus comprising the 25 Indian teams for Force Gurkha RFC India 2016.
Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 will be divided into 4 legs – The Prologue, The Predator, The Terminator & The Twilight Zone. This will be again divided into 24 Special Stages with each stage consisting of 100 points. Points will be given to participants for successfully completing the task while points will be deducted for not complying with competition regulations. The team with the most points at the end of the event will be declared a winner and overall champion of Force Gurkha RFC India 2016.
|1||Kabir Waraich||Gagan Sachdeva||Chandigarh||Gerrari Offroaders|
|2||Gurmeet Virdi||Kirpal Singh Tung||Chandigarh||Gerrari Offroaders|
|3||Gurpratap Singh||Sanbir Singh Dhaliwal||Chandigarh||Gerrari Offroaders|
|4||Tejinder Singh||Harpreet Singh||Chandigarh||Gerrari Offroaders|
|5||Bijender Singh||Gajender Singh||New Delhi||NIOC|
|6||Sameer Chunawala||Amrut Kadam||Mumbai||Team Fairmont|
|7||Sajid Fakih||Imran Kazi||Mumbai||Team Fairmont|
|8||Daulat Chaudhary||Jay Kumar||Pune||–|
|9||Prashanth GV||Pradeep Gowda||Bangalore||BODA|
|10||Lokesh Shivaraj||Rohith KR||Bangalore||BODA|
|11||Vivek Kuriakose||Ashok Kuriakose||Bangalore||BODA|
|12||Pradeep Kumar||Prithviraj AC||Bangalore||BODA|
|13||Narthan Byramudi||Satish Kumar||Sakleshpur||Mudhogs|
|14||Jagat Nanjappa||Chethan Chengappa||Coorg||V5 Offroaders|
|15||Sam Kurian Karaickal||Guhan Shetty||Kerala||KTM Jeepers|
|16||Kurian Kurian||Prem Kumar||Kerala||KTM Jeepers|
|17||Anand Manjooran||George Verghese||Kerala||KTM Jeepers|
|18||Raju Paul||Kevin||Kerala||KTM Jeepers|
|19||Chaitanya Challa||Shabarish Jagarapu||Hyderabad||Team Hyderabad|
|20||Rajsekhara Prabhu||Arun Parikshat||Hyderabad||Team Mars|
|21||Abinav Nukala||T Laxmikanth||Hyderabad||CORAC|
|22||Jitender Raju||Sukesh Reddy||Hyderabad||CORAC|
|23||Tejas Prakash Shindolkar||Pushkar Audi||Goa||Incredible Offroaders Goa|
|24||Tan Eng Joo||Tan Choon Hong||Pune||Force Motors Ltd|
|25||Merwyn Lim||Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid||Pune||Force Motors Ltd|