There’s some good news for all the petrolheads in and around Mumbai! The Indian Automotive Racing Club (IARC) is hosting its Autocross and Gymkhana events at the Raymond Drift Track in Thane on March 13 and 14, 2021. So, if you’re interested to burn some rubber and show off your skills behind the wheel, read on to find out how you can participate.
- Event will be held at the Raymond Drift Track in Thane
- Participants will have to bring their own cars
IARC Autocross and Gymkhana details
For those unfamiliar with the concept, rather than an outright race, an Autocross is a timed competition requiring drivers to navigate their way through a predetermined obstacle course. The goal is to complete the course in the fastest possible time.
While the Gymkhana may be similar, it further tests the drivers’ skill and ability by requiring participants to perform choreographed manoeuvres, like 360-degree spins, J-Turns, box parking, among other things. This too, is held through a short, timed loop.
The competition will be divided into eight classes:
- Class 1 Stock: 2-wheel drive (up to 1,400cc)
- Class 2 Stock: 2-wheel drive (Over 1,400cc – up to 1,650cc)
- Class 3 Stock: 2-wheel drive (Over 1,650cc)
- Class 4 Open: 2-wheel drive (Up to 1,400cc)
- Class 5 Open: 2-wheel drive (Over 1,400cc – up to 1,650cc)
- Class 6 Open: 2-wheel drive (Over 1,650cc)
- Class 7: 2-wheel drive (Unrestricted Open)
- Ladies Class
2021 IARC Autocross and Gymkhana registration
Those interested in participating will have to bring their own cars. The registration fee is Rs 3,000 for the Gymkhana. For the Autocross, a registration fee of Rs 3,500 applies for one practice run and Rs 9,000 for three practice runs. Both also cover the charges for competing in the final, should you make it to the top eight. An additional practice fee of Rs 3,500 will be charged per round.
The fees are inclusive of applicable taxes. You can head here to register for the IARC Autocross and Gymkhana – March 2021.
More event details will be revealed soon. Stay tuned for all the updates.