The 5th leg of Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship 2016 – Rally of Arunachal concluded in Dambuk. Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen driving their Maruti Vitara Brezza emerges as champions. The ceremony was graced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Pema Khandu at the Orange Festival, Dambuk.
Covering a distance of over 700kms from Itanagar to Dambuk, the rallysaw over 40 participants competing for the coveted title. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Vinay Pant, Asst. Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. said, “The adrenaline-charged TSD rally championship has witnessed some extremely enthusiastic rallyists, exuding zest and passion. This is the first time that North East India was chosen for any Maruti Suzuki motorsports activity and we are overwhelmed with the response. We are extremely glad that the rally coincided with the Orange Festival of Adventure and Music adding to the excitement of the participants.”
Cherishing his win, Mr. Jagmeet Gill said, “It was one of the quaintest destinations I have been to. We are glad to have conquered the undulating terrain and witnessed the music festival on the side-lines too. We are looking forward to the final leg in Gujarat and maintain the winning streak.”
The Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship is yet another feather in the cap for Maruti Suzuki motorsports in India. With signature cross country rallies like Raid de Himalaya, Desert Storm and Dakshin Dare, Maruti Suzuki aims at taking motorsports to the next level with MS-NStrdRC. It is a small format TSD rally championship (3 days rally), especially designed to encourage more and more young and new motorsports enthusiasts.
Final results with total penalties:
First –Jagmeet Gill & Chandan Sen– 00:07:18
Second – Ali Ajgar & MustafaMohd– 00:08:41
Third – Sachin Singh & M Prakash– 00:12:48