Friday 18 April 2014
News updated at 4:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Zuhin-Sherif grab lead on day one

Chikmagalur, Nov 23, 2012, DHNS

A Zuhin once again brought his Subaru Impreza to the party as he and his seasoned navigator Musa Sherif used the brute power of the four-wheel drive WRX Sti to clock the quickest time in the Super Special Stage of the Coffee Day Rally — the third round of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship -- to take charge of the overall standings and the Indian Rally Class here on Friday.

Zuhin, driving a Subaru serviced by the Malaysia MRU Motor Sport, used his 300bhp engine to the hilt to run through the 2.5-km course in two minutes and 39 seconds, nearly eight seconds in front of the second best driver ahead of Saturday’s six Special Stages.

Amittrajit Ghosh (navigator Ashwin Naik) finished second overall in his Group N-spec Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia in a time of 2:47.0.


In the 2000 cc category, Ghosh was followed by Rahul Kanthraj (navigator Vivek Bhatt) of Team Horizon R3A (2:48.7) in second and Karna Kadur (Somonita Ghosh) in third (2:49.2).
K-1000 winner and overall leader Lohitt Urs (navigator Sujith Kumar) finished a disappointing fourth in a time of 2:49.4, but with the Special Stages to come, the Mysore-based driver can be expected to rule the roost once again.

Results (Super Special Stage): IRC/ overall: Zuhin A/ Musa Sherif (Kajah Motorsports, Subaru Impreza) 1 (2 minutes, 39.4 seconds).

INRC (2000cc, Group N): Amittrajit Ghosh/ Ashwin Naik (Cedia, 2:47.0) 1; Rahul Kanthraj/ Vivek Bhatt (Team Horizon R3A, Cedia, 2:48.7) 2; Karna Kadur/ Somonita Ghosh (2:49.2) 3.

INRC (1600cc): Sirish Chandran/ Nikhil Pai (2:51.1) 1; Byram Freddy Godrej/ Prajval Pai (2:55.6) 2; Suhem MK/ Jagdevan Jeevarathinam (2:57.4) 3.

Junior INRC: Karan AM/ Shanmuga SN (2:56.1) 1; Dean Mascarenhas/ Shurptha Padiwal (2:56.2) 2; Samrat Yadav/ Tushar Marwaha (2:58.2) 3.

Gypsy (non-championship): Sanjay Agarwal/ Shiva Prakash E (2:57.9) 1; Harsha SD/ Rashid Kazi (3:03.0) 2; Shafeeq-ur Rehman/ Dr S Dinesh (3:06.8) 3.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Britain's Catherine (2nd R), Duchess of Cambridge, strokes Fred the ram as her husband Prince...

Britain's Catherine (2nd R), Duchess of Cambridge, strokes Fred the ram as her husband Prince...

An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail at the Bolivarian National Police during...

An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail at the Bolivarian National Police during...

A Soleil supercar is seen during a press event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the...

A Soleil supercar is seen during a press event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford bobble heads are on display for sale as Ford launches his re-election...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford bobble heads are on display for sale as Ford launches his re-election...

A Buddhist monk prays for missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' which...

A Buddhist monk prays for missing passengers who were on the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' which...

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama obliges cheering students by showing off the hand signal the...

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama obliges cheering students by showing off the hand signal the...

A FedEx truck drives past a makeshift memorial, set up in memory of those who died last week when...

A FedEx truck drives past a makeshift memorial, set up in memory of those who died last week when...

A Koenigsegg supercar is seen during a press event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during...

A Koenigsegg supercar is seen during a press event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in A No Ceilings Conversation at...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in A No Ceilings Conversation at...

A man carries a flower wreath while passing through a line of police officers outside the funeral...

A man carries a flower wreath while passing through a line of police officers outside the funeral...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523