Sanjay Takale takes overall lead in Asia Pacific Rally Championship

Updated: Jun 01, 2012, 13:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian Driver Sanjay Takale grabs overall lead in two-wheel drive in 2012 Asia Pacific Rally Championship held in Queesland, Australia.

Takale made a podium finish at the A-6 Category in the recently held 2012 Asia Pacific Rally Championship, held in Queensland at Australia`s Sunshine Coast of Caloundra. Takla in spite of heavy rain and turbulent weather stormed into the overall lead due to some accurate navigation from fellow partner and navigator Musa Sharief.

The 2-wheel driver in the midst of rain-drenched difficult Australian terrain cautiously drove his Proton Satria Neo car—with a sole aim of securing his position in the A6 class.The heavy downpour had rendered the track slippery which made the task all the more difficult. However with Sherif providing accurate notes and Sanjay driving to his potential, the all-Indian pair stayed out of trouble and their persistence were repaid.

“It is just unbelievable to lead APRC in 2-wheel drive midway through the season. Our overall second in Australia has put us ahead by one point in the championship. And with three more rounds still to go it is any body’s game,” said the elated driver after returning home on Tuesday.

With the current standing, there is a fair possibility for this Indian driver to claim a podium finish.

The MRU Motorsports team was also happy with the performance of their cars. It was MRU Motorsports first APRC championship in Australia.

Bureau Report