Race for a thrilling finish


The previous four rounds were held at Coimbatore, Bangalore, Kolkata and Nashik respectively.

The rally is organised by the Motor Sports Club of Chikmagalur along with the federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India.
Motorsport rally has been in India for the past 35 years and the eventual goal is to bring and host the World Rally Championship (WRC) to India.
At a press conference held in the City the speedsters, Vikram Mathias, who is the reigning national champion, Sujay S, Vikram Devadasen, Karna Kadur and PVS Murthy (co-driver to Vikram Mathias), spoke about their experiences in the other four rounds of racing.

“I had raced at Chikmagalur in 2006 but the experience was not good, I had mechanical problems with my car,” said Vikram Mathias of Red Rooster Racing, who won the Nashik race.

“We have not made any drastic changes in our car. Alterations will have to be made accordingly because we will be moving from tarmac to rubble,” he added.
The organisers while announcing that by next year this event will be expanded to Asia, also said that “By next year, the event will be a bigger one. We will be inviting teams from other Asian countries as well. The rally will witness more than 20 new cars.”
“It is also an opportunity for our drivers to get international exposure and to show their potential on the track,” he added.

Praneet Perumal, Chairman for Four Wheeler Rally Commission, Bharat Raj, CEO for IMG Sports and Alok Gupta, Director, Cafe Coffee Day were also present on the occasion.
The winner usually is known by the last round but this time it is undecided.
So the team which wins the last race will be declared the winner.  All the racers are separated by few points and even a small mistake can cost them the podium.

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