To be flagged off from Our Lady’s Home in Parel at 8.30 am on July 7th, the rally will terminate at K Star Hotel in CBD Belapur. A total of 40 entries are to be accepted on first come first entered basis with Sportscraft reserving the right to reject any entries or to increase number of participation at their discretion. Trophies and prize money worth Rs 75,000 are being offered. The rally will cover a distance of 80 kms and will comprise of two legs.
The first will be in the tarmac section from Parel to Belapur while the second leg will be in the competition segment which will be in the off road section to be conducted in the backwoods of Belapur. Riders in this section will have to contend with knee deep water, dirt tracks and gravel on the roads made worst by the recent rains in the city. 2012 saw Rustom Patel win. Avtar Singh won the rally in 2011. Back in 2010, Shamim Khan rode a Mahindra Rodeo to victory.
Ravi Chawla, President & CEO, Gulf Oil India, Lubricant Business said, “The Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally is one of its kind sporting events in India involving only scooters. The rough terrain especially in the second leg will be a true test of rider skills involving concentration, scooter maneuverability, endurance and experience. Having being associated with motorsports for over 25 years now, we are proud to be the lead sponsors of this event and I wish all the participants all the best for the race.”
Shrikant Karani head of Sportscraft (Organisors) said, “This event is very unique and special to us as it one of its kind running for 24 years gaining popularity and has second generation participating. The third generation is at the threshold waiting for their license to participate. We have seen an overwhelming response this year and have already received 25 participants.”