Tyre Young FICCI Ladies Organisation Power Drive was successfully held in New
Delhi, with over 30 young women bringing some of the iconic roads in the
national capital to life as they sped along in their luxurious sedans and SUVs.
unique rally, held in the standard TSD format under FMSCI guidelines, was a
first of its kind drive to promote the idea of motorsports among women. Held in
collaboration with FICCI, it is in line with JK Tyre Motorsport’s vision of
encouraging ladies to take up this exciting sport.
of the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (FYLO) lined up enthusiastically at the
FICCI House early in the morning, eager to get a feel of the sport in all its
competitive glory and understand its nuances.
chairperson of the ladies’ wing, Ms. Sita Raina, flagged off the rally, in the
company of Vikram Malhotra, Director Marketing JK Tyre, and Srivats Singhania,
Director, JK Industries. The ladies drove through Copernicus Marg, Outer Ring
Road and NH 44, and were cheered on by onlookers along the route.
50-kilometre challenge, with eight time controls, tested the ladies’ driving
and navigational skills to the hilt and drew to a close after 3 hours at the
ITC Bharat in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Gorawara and co-driver Priyanka Ahuja, aptly called Wonder Women, emerged
victorious with a total penalty of 17:57 minutes. Meenal Kothari and Anchal
Bhalla, who claimed to be Not Fast Just Curious, finished second (penalty of
21:38 minutes) while Aparna Pasricha and Sumedha Sharaf of Mother Truckers fame
took the third place (penalty of 29:13 minutes).
winners were handed their trophies by LGB 4 driver and fastest lady of India
Sneha Sharma, who also gave an inspiring rendition to the participants during
the prize distribution ceremony.
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