Team Slideways sparkles at Coimbatore rally

Round three of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship was yet another successful outing for Pune-based rallying team,Slideways Industries.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 24, 2013 2:07:57 am

Round three of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship was yet another successful outing for Pune-based rallying team,Slideways Industries,supported by Volkswagen Motorsport India and J K Tyres.

Driving for Slideways Industries,former Production Car World Rally Champion and multiple APRC champion Karamjit Singh (co-driver Jagdev Singh) put in a flawless run over the weekend to secure his second consecutive win in the Indian Rally Championship class with an overall time of 1 hour,42 minutes and 12.1 seconds.

In the Group N,1600cc class Byram Godrej (co-driver Prajwal Pai) faced brake issues early on Saturday and ended the day in second place. He was back in stunning form on Sunday morning though and had a terrific run in the two special stages to make up over a minute to overhaul his overnight lead to seal his first win in the 1600cc class with an overall time of 1 hour,47 minutes,44.9 seconds.

Vikram Mathias (co-driver R Chandramouli) driving his first rally for Slideways Industries was in a comfortable lead of the class on Day One,but went off on the penultimate stage of the day. Sirish Chandran (co-driver Nikhil Pai),who had taken the Polo’s first victory in the INRC,had a forgettable weekend with a mechanical problem putting him out of contention on the very first special stage on Saturday.

The JINRC class gave the team some more cheer with Rohan Pawar (co-driver Arjun Mehta),securing another podium finish with an overall time of 1 hour,56 minutes,29.2 seconds.

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