2016 Force Gurkha RFC India dates and teams announced

Force Gurkha RFC India 2015

Season 3 of Force Gurkha RFC India is scheduled to be conducted in Goa from 22nd July to 29th July.

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.

Force Gurkha RFC India 2014 (Predator Special Stages 13-18-Image 6)

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.

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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.


S.NoDriverCo DriverPlaceTeam
1Kabir WaraichGagan SachdevaChandigarhGerrari Offroaders
2Gurmeet VirdiKirpal Singh TungChandigarhGerrari Offroaders
3Gurpratap SinghSanbir Singh DhaliwalChandigarhGerrari Offroaders
4Tejinder SinghHarpreet SinghChandigarhGerrari Offroaders
5Bijender SinghGajender SinghNew DelhiNIOC
6Sameer ChunawalaAmrut KadamMumbaiTeam Fairmont
7Sajid FakihImran KaziMumbaiTeam Fairmont
8Daulat ChaudharyJay KumarPune
9Prashanth GVPradeep GowdaBangaloreBODA
10Lokesh ShivarajRohith KRBangaloreBODA
11Vivek KuriakoseAshok KuriakoseBangaloreBODA
12Pradeep KumarPrithviraj ACBangaloreBODA
13Narthan ByramudiSatish KumarSakleshpurMudhogs
14Jagat NanjappaChethan ChengappaCoorgV5 Offroaders
15Sam Kurian KaraickalGuhan ShettyKeralaKTM Jeepers
16Kurian KurianPrem KumarKeralaKTM Jeepers
17Anand ManjooranGeorge VergheseKeralaKTM Jeepers
18Raju PaulKevinKeralaKTM Jeepers
19Chaitanya ChallaShabarish JagarapuHyderabadTeam Hyderabad
20Rajsekhara PrabhuArun ParikshatHyderabadTeam Mars
21Abinav NukalaT LaxmikanthHyderabadCORAC
22Jitender RajuSukesh ReddyHyderabadCORAC
23Tejas Prakash ShindolkarPushkar AudiGoaIncredible Offroaders Goa
24Tan Eng JooTan Choon HongPuneForce Motors Ltd
25Merwyn LimHamizan Bin Abdul HamidPuneForce Motors Ltd


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Pearl Daniels

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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