Participants will drive over 250 kms from South to North Goa to compete in 30 Special Stages (SS) validated by experts from RFC International that will put to test teams’ driving and recovery skills in extreme off-road conditions.
First 2 days of Rainforest Challenge India 2014 during Prologue stage will be open to general public. In the remainder 4 days participants will have to cook their own meals, set up camps, battle the rain and deal with unexpected hurdles traversing through natural terrain under tough conditions to emerge victorious.
RFC Global Series includes challenges in in Italy, Russia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tunisia, China and Australia. Rainforest Challenge India 2014 gives Indian off-roaders an opportunity to triumph over racing conditions right amidst south west monsoons in a fight against over 50 Indian and foreign participants.
The event is open to all road registered 4 wheel drives (FWD) as well as ATV’s. No prototype, 4×4 commercial vehicles, vans or agricultural
vehicles are permitted.
Seven Classes and Two Overall Rankings are determined. They are as follows: Up to 1600 cc, petrol or diesel engines not exceeding 1600 cc,
1601 to 2600 cc petrol engines over 1600cc not exceeding 2600 cc, 1601 to 2600 cc diesel engines over 1600cc not exceeding 2600 cc, above 2601 cc petrol or diesel engines exceeding 2601cc, ATV’s for which separate rules and regulations apply, Electric Winch for vehicles running a dedicated electric winch, and PTO Winch for vehicles running dedicated PTO winch. Classification will be as per Overall Rankings Foreign Entries and Overall Rankings Indian Entries.
Tentative participants/vehicles thus far include Pune teams on Force Motors’ Force Gurkha vehicles, Polaris India ATV teams from Delhi, TJM India teams from Bangalore, Gerrari Offroaders’s teams on 2 Mahindra CJ3B’s and a Maruti Gypsy from Chandigarh. Other vehicles include a Toyota FJ, Mahindra Thar DI, Willys CJ3B, Mahindra Scorpio, and Willys FC170.