Gill noses ahead

The Team MRF driver’s run through the eight stages in the fifth and penultimate round of the Indian National Rally Championship was timed at 1::13:37.4, virtually sealing his second win in this year’s championship.

Overnight leader Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) of Red Rooster Racing did a commendable job through the rough terrain but could only manage a time of 1::14:02.4.

Results: Overall: Gaurav Gill/ Musa Sherif (Team MRF, 1::13:37.4) 1; Amittrajit Ghosh/Ashwin Naik (Red Rooster Racing, 1::14:02.4) 2; Naren Kumar/ D Ram Kumar (RRR, 1::14:47.6) 3.
2000 N+: Gill/ Sherif (1::13:37.4) 1; Ghosh/ Naik (1::14:02.4) 2; Naren/ Ram (1::14:47.6) 3.
2000N: Girijashankar Joshy/ Chandramouli M (Team Ovion, 1::20:42.4) 1; Sujay Suresh/ SM Bharath (1::20:43.5) 2; Sirish Chandran/ Nikhil Pai (Team Overdrive, 1::25:51.3) 3. 1600 cc: Rahul Kantharaj/ Vivek Y Bhat (Privateer, 1::25:45.4) 1; Shailendra Hegde/ Shiraj Ahmed (1:: 29:06.2) 2; Ranjit Gopinath/ Suresh Babu (1::31:28.5) 3. 1400 cc: Byram Godrej/ Anjay Kapadia (1::27:28.2) 1; CG Balram/ CG Raghuram (1::34:20.6) 2; Aniruddha Ranganathan/ Halley Prabhakar (1::43:09.7) 3. Rally Star Cup: MR Venkatapathy/ S Santosh Kumar (1::27:49.4) 1; Phalguna V Urs/ Anoop Kumar (1:: 28:04.6) 2; N Harikeshav/ AG Somayya (1::37:08.4) 3. Gypsy: Amrinder Brar/ Nilesh (Army Adventure Wing, 1::29:13.9) 1; Shakti Bajaj/ Dharmesh Sinha (AAW, 1::38:03.0) 2; Elias Thomas Paarel/ Thomas Phillip (1::39:59.8) 3.

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