2016 Indian rally season announced

    MRF Tyres, Mahindra Adventure, Polaris and Pincon will be the key sponsors for the season.

    Published On Jul 11, 2016 08:27:00 PM

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    2016 Indian rally season announced

    Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) has announced the 2016 Indian Rally Championship season, which will kick off on July 23rd in Coimbatore. A new promoter has been announced as well, with Kolkata-based RRPM (Ramakrishna Race Performance Management) running the show.

    RRPM has managed to rope MRF Tyres, Mahindra Adventure, Polaris and Pincon as key sponsors for the season. MRF will be the title sponsor of the INRC, the IRC and the INTSDRC (TSD) for 2016 season while Mahindra Adventure and Polaris will be the associate sponsors along with Kolkata-based Pincon Group.

    The 2016 calendar for the INRC/IRC and the INTSDRC has also been announced, beginning with Round 1 of the INRC/IRC in Coimbatore in July and ending with the national finals of the INTSDRC in December.

    2016 will also see the introduction of the Shakedown, which will be a pre-event procedure conducted to provide some pre-rally practice & testing to all the competitors. Top seeded drivers will also be taking celebrities and media representatives for taxi rides.

    Both gravel and tarmac events will be included, with a round for Gurgaon also on the calendar.

    President of the FMSCI, Mr. Zayn Khan said “I am very happy that RRPM is promoting the INRC and IRC this season. Rallying has suffered from a lack of full-fledged support from sponsors and promoters for a few years and now I think I can safely say that it seems behind us. Rallying equates with probably the purest form of motorsport and a layman identifies with the vehicles competing. Therefore I am very happy that this discipline will now get the required impetus and grow from strength to strength on a yearly basis.”

    INDIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

    DATE                                     LOCATION

    24th July                              Coimbatore
    27th August                        Nashik
    18th September               Gurgaon
    26th November                Bengaluru
    5th December                   Chikmagalur

    INDIAN NATIONAL TSD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

    DATE                                    LOCATION

    14th August                       Jaipur
    21st August                       Haldia
    4th September                 Durgapur
    11th September              Bengaluru
    25th September              Hubli
    13th November               Nashik
    20th November               Goa

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