Volkswagen Polo wins INRC 1600 class and IRC in Round 3 Rally of Coimbatore
In the INRC 1600 class, it was Byram Godrej / Prajwal Pai driving a Volkswagen Polo who won while Asad Khan / Zayne Asrar took victory in the JINRC class, in a Maruti Esteem.
Out of the 31 cars that started the Rally, 22 cars finished Leg 1. However, as per Super Rally format 5 out of 9 competitors opted to run Leg 2, thus making it a total of 27 cars fighting for Leg 2. Starting from the KMS, they then proceeded to the Textool stage of 24.81 kms for speed and action. At the end of Textool stage, there were 25 cars running with two competitors dropping out due to mechanical failure.
There were 19 cars that reported for the Super Special Stage at the Kari Motor Speedway. It was a festive atmosphere at the KMS where the rally drivers had the opportunity to watch some racing action from the JK Tyre Racing Championship and the racing drivers some rally driving at the KMS. It was ‘Master Drifter’ Gaurav Gill who enthralled the crowd by showing them the real rally drifting.
Indian National Rally Championship (INRC): Amittrajit Ghosh / Ashwin Naik won the INRC overall of Rally of Coimbatore with a total time of 01:42:42.9. Vikram Devadasen / Srikanth GM finished second with 01:44:48.6 followed by Phalguna V Urs / Anoop Kumar with a total time of 01:45:54.2.
INRC 1600 class: In the INRC 1600 class, it was Byram Godrej / Prajwal Pai who finished first with a total time of 01:47:44.9 closely followed by Arjun Rao / Sathish Rajagopal and Mohammed Kasim / Sanath G with a time of 01:47:57.6 and 02:14:06.2 respetively.
Junior Indian National Rally Championship (JINRC): In the closely fought JINRC, it was Asad Khan / Zayne Asrar who won with a time of 01:51:06.2. Suhem MK / Jeevarathinam J finished 2nd with 01:53:00.0 and Rohan Pawar / Arjun Mehta finished third with 01:56:29.2.
Indian National SUV Rally Championship (INSUVRC): Gaurav Gill / Musa Sherif won the Indian National SUV Rally Championship with a total time of 01:40:00.3 followed by Lohitt V Urs / Bonnie Thomas (01:46:29.1) and Sunny Sidhu / Srinivas Murthy PV (01:52:43.1).
Indian Rally Championship (IRC): In the IRC Championship it was Karamjit Singh / Jagdev Singh from Malaysia who won with a time of 01:42:12.1 followed by Sumit Panjabi / Chetan Shivram (02:00:35.6).