Gill: 'MRF K1000 Rally will be fast and exciting'

The best in the business will compete at the MRF K1000 Rally, the final round of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally (INRC) and MRF FMSCI Indian Rally (IRC) championships Hosadurga on Sunday. 2016 Asia Pacific Rally Championship winner Gaurav Gill will also be seen in action here.

The Indian star, Gaurav Gill will be driving the Mahindra XUV 500 in the INRC class.   -  Sanjay Sridhar

The best in the business will compete at the MRF K1000 Rally, the final round of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally (INRC) and MRF FMSCI Indian Rally (IRC) championships. The one-day event will be held at Hosadurga (Chitradurga district) on Sunday.

Karna Kadur (co-driver Nikhil Pai) leads the overall INRC standings with 76 points, following his victory in the Coffee Day India Rally a fortnight ago in Chikkamagaluru. Nearest rival Bikku Babu (co-driver Milen George) stands 16 points behind the leader. 2016 Asia Pacific Rally Championship winner Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) will also be seen in action here.

“I love the stages here. At certain points, the car will be off the ground at triple digit speeds. We won’t be able to see where we land properly. I think the average speed will be around 85-90 kmph. It is going to be fast and exciting,” Gill said, prior to the ceremonial flag-off here on Saturday.

The Indian star will be driving the Mahindra XUV 500 in the INRC class. In the IRC class, the Mitsubishi Evos should hold its own, thanks to its superior 300bhp engines.

Shivu Shivappa, Clerk of the Course, said, “Karnataka Motor Sports Club has been running this event successfully for the past 41 years.Adequate safety parameters are in place.”

FMSCI President Akbar Ebrahim wished the competitors luck, and thanked promoters Ramakrishna Race Performance Management for its support.