India’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall), driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 for Team MRF and enjoying a 10-minute overnight lead, expectedly won the Malaysian Rally, the fourth round of the FIA-Asia Pacific Rally Championship here Sunday.
Gaurav Gill and Amittrajit Ghosh may be team-mates, but that has not dimmed the competition between two of India`s best drivers who will be at it again in the Rally of Coimbatore, the second round of the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship commencing here Saturday.
Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall) would be hoping to break a jinx at this weekend’s China Rally, the concluding round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and win the drivers’ crown besides helping his team win the manufacturers’ and team titles.
Team MRF head into this weekend`s fourth round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship determined to extend their lead with drivers Esapekka Lappi (co-driver Janne Ferm) and Gaurav Gill (Glen Macneall).
National champion Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) and Gaurav Gill (Musa Sherif) recorded their third consecutive wins of the season by topping the INRC Overall and SUV categories, respectively, in the Rally of Coimbatore that concluded here Sunday.
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall) of Team MRF Tyres, driving a factory-supported Skoda S2000, completed an overwhelming victory in the Rally New Caledonia here Sunday by finishing 19 minutes clear of second-placed Sanjay Takale (Sean Gregory), who was in a Subaru Impreza.
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall) took a commanding 12-minute lead for the MRF Tyres Rally team after Day 1 of the Rally of New Caledonia, the second round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) here Saturday.
Team MRF drivers Esapekka Lappi (co-driver Janne Ferm) and Gaurav Gill (Glenn Macneall) head into this weekend`s Rally New Caledonia intent on building on their successful start to the 2013 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) notched his second consecutive outright victory when he topped the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra while Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik) won the INRC class title here Sunday, the results replicating those of the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) run in Chennai earlier this year.
While Team Mahindra Adventure`s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) expectedly topped the time charts in a full-blown, modified XUV 500 in the SUV class, Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik), in a Group N-spec Mitsubishi Cedia, took the overall lead in the INRC at the end of Leg 1 in the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra, here Saturday.
Team MRF achieved a 1-2 finish here Sunday with Esapekka Lappi and Gaurav Gill finishing in that order in the International Rally of Whangarei that also doubled up as the first round of the 2013 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
Top rallyist Gaurav Gill is determined to erase last year`s poor record at the Desert Storm rally when he challenges title-contender and defending champion Suresh Rana at upcoming event of the new season.