Gaurav Gill wins Rally of Maharashtra

    Gill was followed home by teammate Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) with both drivers driving XUV 500s for the Mahindra Adventure team.

    Published On Jun 16, 2014 12:39:00 AM

    2,545 Views

    Gaurav Gill wins Rally of Maharashtra

    2013 ARPC Champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) won the inaugural round of the Indian Rally Championship, Rally of Nashik with a margin of 1 minute and 48 seconds.

    Gill was followed home by teammate Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) with both drivers driving XUV 500s for the Mahindra Adventure team.

    Byram Godrej (AG Somayya) was third overall for Team Slideways, driving a Volkswagen Polo.

    Earlier on Saturday, Gill had kicked off the rally on a strong note, winning the opening three stages but was hit with a 1 minute 40 second penalty when he checked out of service ten minutes late.

    Resultantly, Gill ended day one 52 seconds behind overnight leader Ghosh.

    Eager to make up for lost time, Gill won all three stages on day two while Ghosh had to back off considerably after hit a stone and damage the XUV’s suspension on the first stage. Despite the considerable loss in pace, Ghosh still managed to finish a comfortable second and almost two minutes ahead of the third placed Polo of Byram Godrej.

    CLASSIFICATION
    Rally of Maharashtra, Round 1 of Indian Rally Championship

     1.     Gaurav Gill/Musa Sherif              Team Mahindra Adventure     1:28:30.0
    2.     Amittrajit Ghosh/Ashwin Naik  Team Mahindra Adventure     1:30:18.0
    3. Byram Godrej/ Somayya A G      Slideways Industries               1:32:11.0

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments

    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    What do you think of Lewis Hamilton’s move to Ferrari?

    He’ll win his 8th F1 title with Ferrari

     

    34.19%

    He should have stayed with Mercedes

     

    19.55%

    No difference; Verstappen will still win the title

     

    46.26%

    Total Votes : 1243
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe