Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 June 2016
News updated at 7:33 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.5°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Gill wins SUV NRC with a strong show

Coimbatore, Jul 20, 2013,PTI:

Team Mahindra Adventure driver Gaurav Gill won the SUV NRC category race with a strong performance in his XUV 500 in the Rally of Coimbatore on Saturday.

In the INRC (Group-N) class, reigning national champion Amittrajit Ghosh and Ashwin Naik were in line to add their title wins of Nasik and Chennai for a memorable hat-trick.

In all, the event witnessed nine withdrawals from a total of 32 competitors.

Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) finished on top clocking 1hr.05mins.13.4 seconds after receiving a ‘road penalty’ of two minutes to be placed second behind leader Samir Thapar (Vivek Ponnusamy) of JCT Rallying.

Gill and his navigator, however, continued to lead the top-end IRC class ahead of Malaysian Karamjit Singh (Jagdev Singh).

Former World Rally champion Karamjit Singh ofteam Slideways Industries’ Volkswagen Polo clocked 1::06:58.0 to be the third quickest, while Ghosh, leader in the INRC class and driving a Mitsubishi Cedia (Group-N), was fourth in 1::06:53.1.

Provisional classification (Leg 1): INRC Overall/ 2000cc (Group N): Amittrajit Ghosh/ Ashwin Naik (Mitsubishi Cedia, 1::06:53.1) 1; Vikram Devadasen/ Srikanth Gowda (Cedia, 1::08:28.6) 2; Phalguna Urs/ Anoop Kumar DS (Cedia, 1::09:26.9) 3. INRC 1600cc: Arjun Rao/ Satish Rajagopal (VW Polo, 1::10:15.1) 1; Byram Godrej/ Prajwal Pai (Slideways Industries, VW Polo, 1::11:31.6) 2; Shahid Khan/ Dhananjaya B (Maruti Esteem, 1::19:11.0) 3. Junior INRC: Suhem MK/ J Jeevarathinam (Maruti Baleno, 1::12:08.7) 1; Asad Khan/ Zayne Asrar (Maruti Esteem, 1::13:08.4) 2; Adith KC/ Robinson Rajkumar (Maruti Esteem, 1::15:08.4) 3. SUV NRC: Gaurav Gill/ Musa Sherif (Mahindra Adventure, XUV 500, 1::05:13.4) 1; Lohitt Urs/ Bonnie Thomas (Mahindra Adventure, XUV 500, 1::08:23.3) 2; Sunny Sidhu/ PV Srinivasa Murthy (Mahindra Adventure, XUV 500, 1::16:29.5) 3.

IRC: Samir Thapar/ Vivek Ponnusamy (JCT Rallying, Mitsubishi EvoX, 1::06:34.9) 1; Karamjit Singh/ Jagdev Singh (Slideways Industries, VW Polo, 1::06:58.0) 2; Sumit Punjabi/ Chetan Shivram (Mitsubishi Cedia, 1::17:22.1) 3.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

Puneri Paltan captain Manjeet Chillar poses for media during a press conference of Pro Kabaddi...

Puneri Paltan captain Manjeet Chillar poses for media during a press conference of Pro Kabaddi...

John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez during the pramotion...

John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez during the pramotion...

Former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad being feliciated with an Assamese traditional ...

Former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad being feliciated with an Assamese traditional ...

Modi paying floral tributes at the bust of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri...

Modi paying floral tributes at the bust of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri...

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