2021 Valley Run brings back drag racing with a bang

    The Valley Run gave motorsport enthusiasts a sight to behold, with some of India’s fastest cars and bikes.

    Published On Feb 19, 2021 08:00:00 PM


    While cities like Delhi, Chennai and Coimbatore see a fair share of motorsport, even in these trying times, Mumbai’s petrolheads have been left wanting. The 2021 Valley Run – the 8th running of the event – however, ended the drought for Mumbai’s speed freaks, as about 500 participants gathered at the Aamby Valley airstrip for a weekend of high-octane drag racing.

    • 2021 Valley run saw over 500 participants with a wide cross section of vehicles 
    • Some of India’s fastest cars and bikes were present at the event 
    • Fastest time was set by a tuned BMW S1000 RR at 9.522sec 

    Setting the fastest outright time of the weekend, at a blistering 9.522sec, was a tuned BMW S1000RR, while the fastest car of the weekend was set by a tuned Nissan GT-R that clocked an impressive 10.432sec, making it one of the fastest times ever set at the Valley Run.

    In the Indian categories, the fastest overall time set by a two-wheeler went to a modified Yamaha RD 350 that clocked a 11.951sec quarter-mile run – impressive, considering the fact that the RD 350 is a genuine classic in its stock form.

    In the four-wheeler category, the fastest time set by an Indian car was a tuned Skoda Octavia RS 230 that clocked in at 13.075sec, which is particularly quick, considering the fact that it is a front-wheel-drive car. The fastest diesel car of the day award went to a tuned BMW 530D that clocked a very impressive 12.886sec quarter-mile time.

    As always, the Valley Run also awarded special separate prizes to female drivers and riders. The fastest female rider of the day was Samantha D’Souza, who clocked a 13.880sec quarter-mile time on a modified KTM 390 Duke. The honour for the fastest female driver went to Divya Debi Prasad Das, who set a time of 14.211sec in a tuned Skoda Octavia RS 230.

    Apart from thee drag strip, this year’s Valley Run also saw action in the paddock area, with Throttle 97 and the Supercar Club of India setting up a special drift area that enthralled onlookers. Throttle 97 also organised a supercar parade, which saw participation from over 30 supercars and sportscars that came in from as far as Vishakhapatnam for the event.

    While the Valley Run is usually held once a year, this year, due to the special circumstances that 2020 brought upon us, there will most likely be a second round of the Valley Run later – most likely in December. Rongom Mukerji, founder of Elite Octane Inc. also mentioned how there might be more motorsport action – and in particular, drag racing action – that Mumbai might see later in the year within city limits. Certainly, something to look forward to. 

    Fastest Times: Motorcycles
    ClassCategoryNameVehicleTime (seconds)
    M1Upto 165cc (2 stroke)Mohammed RafiqYamaha RX 13512.755
    M2350cc and above (2 stroke)Attaulla BaigYamaha RD35011.86
    M3Up to 165cc (4 stroke)Mustafa Siraj KhanYamaha R1514.495
    M4166cc to 225cc (4 stroke)Mustafa Siraj KhanYamaha R1513.582
    M5226cc to 360cc (4 stroke)Ashish KurupBajaj Pulsar NS12.956
    M6361cc to 550cc (4 stroke)AyazKTM 39012.703
    M7551cc to 850cc (Sport)Siddharth ParmarTriumph Daytona10.981
    M8649cc to 850cc (Single/Twin)Rustom K PatelDucati 84811.787
    M9851cc to 1050ccSatyanarayan RajuBMW S1000RR9.522
    M101051cc & aboveHemanth MuddappaSuzuki Hayabusa9.683
    O1Upto 550cc Indian BikesAttaulla BaigYamaha RD35011.951
    O2551cc and aboveHemanth MuddappaSuzuki Hayabusa9.677
    P1Muscle Bikes - OpenAnkit HazareDucati 126011.117
    P2Naked Bikes - OpenZuber Ali JungSuzuki B-King10.189
    W1Indian Bike WheelieArbaz ShaikhKTM Duke14.801
    W2Foreign Bike WheelieMohd. Azar UddinBMW S1000RR10.604
    Fastest Foreign BikeSatyanarayan RajuBMW S1000RR9.522
    Best Tuner - Foreign BikeSean RogersBMW S1000RR9.522
    Fastest Rider - FemaleSamantha D'souzaKTM 39013.88
    Fastest Bike - IndianAttaulla BaigYamaha RD35011.951
    Best Tuner - Indian BikeAttaulla BaigYamaha RD35011.951

    Fastest Times: Cars
    ClassCategoryNameCarTime (seconds)
    A1Indian Petrol Cars- Upto 1150ccNishant NaikMaruti Zen19.154
    A2Indian Petrol Cars- 1151cc to 1450ccMehul MistryMaruti Baleno18.626
    A3Indian Petrol Cars- 1451cc to 1650ccYash PawarHonda City17.072
    A4Indian Petrol Cars - 1651cc to 2050ccSoham Surendra SarafVW Polo17.69
    A5Indian Petrol Cars - 2051cc to 2550ccSagar C DangatHonda Accord16.933
    A6Indian Petrol Cars - 20551cc to 3060ccMuhammad UmarSkoda Octavia14.244
    A7Indian Petrol Cars - 3061cc and aboveVikram WaliaBMW X313.415
    B3Indian Pro Stock - 1451cc to 1650ccTejas GaikwadHonda City16.265
    B4Indian Pro Stock - 1651cc to 2050ccSaurabh KajaleVW Polo16.763
    B5Indian Pro Stock - 2051cc to 2550ccMD Fahad KuttyHonda Brio14.72
    B6Indian Pro Stock - 2551cc to 3060ccMihir PrabhuSkoda Laura13.27
    B7Indian Pro Stock - 3061cc and aboveVikram WaliaSkoda VRS12.851
    FIndian Cars with Foreign Engines (Petrol)Mohammad Fahad KuttyHonda Brio16.45
    G1Indian Open (Stock Body)Vikram WaliaSkoda VRS 23013.075
    H1Foreign Petrol Cars - Upto 2499ccAlok KhandelwalAudi TT12.698
    H2Foreign Petrol Cars - 2500cc to 3499ccShiven AroraPorsche Carrera11.346
    H3Foreign Petrol Cars - 3500cc to 4499ccUzair AnsariAudi RS710.761
    H4Foreign Petrol Cars - 4500cc and aboveVishnu Vijay KumarLamborghini Huracan12.287
    I1Foreign Pro Stock - Upto 2499ccAlok KhandelwalAudi TT11.536
    I2Foreign Pro Stock - 2500cc to 3499ccSahil ContractorBMW M311.816
    I3Foreign Pro Stock - 3500cc to 4499ccBiren PithwallaNissan GTR10.587
    I4Foreign Pro Stock - 4500cc and aboveVishnu Vijay KumarLamborghini Huracan11.292
    JUnristrictedBiren PithwallaNissan GTR10.432
    K2Diesel Open - 1151cc to 1450ccSahil TyagiMaruti Suzuki Swift17.815
    K3Diesel Open - 1451cc toNiranjan Bharat TdkariSkoda Rapid17.954
    K4Diesel Open - 1651cc to 2050ccBhavneet VaswaniAudi Q315.549
    K5Diesel Open - 2051cc to 2550ccD AshwinVW Ameo 1.5 TDI15.434
    K6Diesel Open - 2551cc to 3060ccM Peterson LukeBMW 530D14.275
    K7Diesel Open - 3061cc and aboveVivek RamchanderBMW 530D12.886
    Fastest Indian CarVikram WaliaSkoda VRS 23013.075
    Best Tuner - Indian CarE TunersSkoda VRS 23013.075
    Fastest Foreign CarBiren PithwallaNissan GTR10.432
    Fastest Time - CarsBiren PithwallaNissan GTR10.432
    Best Tuner - Foreign CarN1 RacingNissan GTR10.432
    Fastest Car - DieselVivek RamchanderBMW 530D12.886
    Best Tuner - DieselTune O TronicsBMW 530D12.886

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