Motorsport is back with the most awaited off-road motorsport battle on Indian
soil! Season 8 of The Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India is going to be held in
Goa from July 23 to 30, 2022.
year, 28 teams from across India are going to compete for the coveted trophy.
This includes 9 teams from Telangana, 6 from Maharashtra, 4 teams from Goa, 3
from Delhi, 2 teams each from Karnataka and Arunachal Pradesh and 1 each from
Chandigarh and Kerala.
Gupta, Founder and Director, Cougar Motorsport, said, “Over the years, RFC
India has emerged not only as the country’s most prestigious off-roading
competition, but also a week-long congregation of off-roaders from all over
India where they exchange ideas, experiences and technical knowledge. It is encouraging
to see the sport growing with new talent coming forward every year. There are
three new entrants this year as well and I am looking forward to yet another
fantastic edition. I am excited to see what new tricks, techniques and
surprises the contestants have in store for us.”
in 2014, RFC India is the India Chapter of the Rainforest Challenge of
Malaysia, which is ranked No. 3 in the Five Toughest Off-Road Races in the
World by Skoda Motorsport (2018). Today, RFC India is counted amongst the top
two RFC Global events out of the 51 editions held across 21 countries and it
enjoys a cult following in the Indian and international off-roading community.
off-road motorsport competition tests the contestants’ driving and vehicle
recovery skills, team spirit along with their physical and mental strength
under extreme off-road conditions. Each team, comprising a driver and a
co-driver, undertakes 26 Special Stages (SS) or challenges during the course of
the competition. The event follows a point system, where the team with maximum
points at the end of the competition claims the RFC India Champion title. The
top Indian driver of RFC India 2022 will win a free entry to the RFC Global
Series Finale to be held in Malaysia at the end of the year.
winners of the previous editions of RFC India are Tan EngJoo (co-driver Tan
Choon Hong) of Malaysia, representing Force Motors, in 2014 and 2015, Gurmeet
Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) of Chandigarh in 2016 and 2017,Jagat
Nanjappa (co-driver Chetan Changappa) of Karnataka in 2018, Gurmeet Virdi
(co-driver Chetan Changappa) in 2019 and Kabir Waraich (co-driver Dushyant
Khosla) of Chandigarh in 2021.
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