Rallyist Gill takes round one of MRF national championship

  • | Monday | 31st July, 2017

Aroor Vikram and Somayya A G had a bad crash and their car burnt down in the opening stage itself. Coimbatore: Two-time APRC champion Gaurav Gill began his MRF FMSCI Indian national rally championship 2017 on a dominant note, winning round 1 with ease in the city on Sunday.The 35-year-oldrallyist and co-driver Musa Sherif, who were fourth off the blocks, stormed into the lead in the first stage itself. Luckily, both the driver and the co-driver escaped without a scratch on their persons. He, however, stayed ahead of the pack in the INRC 2 category. Gill tackled the gravel road with all its twists and turns in his typical aggressive way to round it up in just 12 minutes and 11 seconds, a full 21 seconds ahead of the 24-car field.Driving for Team Mahindra in an XUV 500, Delhi-based Gill showed his class in the remaining four stages too, sweeping each of them in style.

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