Mr. Harith Noah of Team TVS riding a TVS RTR 450 motorcycle, had tie with Abdul Wahid of the same team, clocking 47 minutes and 33 seconds. Applying the tie breaker rule, Mr. Harith Noah who had clocked the fastest time in the first stage was declared the overall winner of the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, the fifth round of the MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers, here on Sunday.
“The route was very challenging and I enjoyed riding the stages,” said Shoranur based winner Harith Noah. "This is one of the best event I haven taken part", he added.
He clocked 47 min, 33 seconds to complete the challenging Special Stages set around the wind farms near the Kethanur (Palladam) area.
The total distance of the route was approximately 111.11 kms, with the total distance of the Special Stages approximately 56 kms. This time around, unlike last year, there were two Special Stages – the Black Thunder Stage (14.85 km) and the Thunder World Stage (14.45 km).
Mr. R. Nataraj, winner of the opening four rounds, came overall third in a time of 49 minutes and 09 seconds.
Seventy Four riders took part in the in the rally organised by Coimbatore Auto Sports Club, while Local lad K. Sasikumar won the Star of Tamil Nadu category exclusively for riders from Tamil Nadu and was placed overall 14 with a time of 58 minutes and 16 seconds.
All eyes will be on Coimbatore next weekend when the Fifth Round of the MRF MOGRIP FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers takes place in the motorsport-loving city. The MRF 2W Rally of Coimbatore, promoted by Godspeed (Pune) and organised by Coimbatore Auto Sports Club (CASC), will be conducted in a mix of dirt and gravel Special Stages.
The event will be flaged off by Thiru.R.Kanagaraj MLA., (Sulur Constituency), on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at 17.00hrs from Hotel Gokulam Park, Chinniyampalayam, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore.
Coimbatore, as some may be aware, has a rich motorsport tradition. The CASC have been pioneers in organising top-notch events for over four decades, thus carving a niche for itself in Indian motorsport.
“The club is pleased to host this rally once again,” said Mr. J. Prithiviraj, Honorary Secretary of CASC. “Event sponsors MRF have contributed tremendously towards the development of motorsport in the country, and the CASC thanks them for their continued support,” he added.
COIMBATORE AUTO SPORTS CLUB, Popularly known as CASC, established in 1954 has been promoting a variety of Motor Sport activities in Coimbatore. The members are prominent citizens of Coimbatore. CASC is a Founder Member of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) the Government of India recognized governing body of Motor Sport in India which is also a member of the FIM. ( FIM is the sanctioning body for Motor Sport worldwide ).
Coimbatore Auto Sports Club has been in the forefront of organizing various disciplines of motor sporting events over time. The team, which has been responsible for various events have been drawn from, experienced participants and others having a passion for motorsports who are dedicated in bringing out an event of a very high caliber. In fact most of the 150 – 175 Marshall’s, Hams & other Officials involved in the organization of this major events are prominent businessmen and Chief Executive Officers of top companies. The spirit, dedication and the professional manner in which the Organizing team goes about in organizing the events has resulted in the Coimbatore events being rated among one of the best events in our country by FMSCI and the participants.
CASC has conducted three four wheeler and two wheeler National racing events at Sulur Air Force airstrip from late 50’s (with participants from Sri Lanka), and again from 2013 at Kari Motor Speedway. We have organized 2W National Rally events from late 60’s and both 2W & 4W events from 70’s onwards. Notable among them are Scissors Action Rally, Cotton City Rally, Chander memorial Rally, Rally of Coimbatore etc. The association between M/s. ITC Limited, and CASC from 1981 to 1995 in running an event under the banner “Scissors Action Rally” is particularly noteworthy as it is one of the longest associations in Motor Sport with a sponsor. We were the first club in our country to conduct TSD Rallies timed to the seconds from 1986.
CASC has organized National Dirt Track events for cars and bikes and Go kart races from 1982 to 1985 and later again from late 90’s. We also successfully ran a round of FMSCI Indian National Autocross Championship during 2012.
Apart from National events we have conducted numerous local TSD Rallies, Gymkhanas, Dirt track, Go karting and Autocross events,
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