The Erode pair of KP Karthick
Maruthi-Sankar Anand won the Pro Expert category in the MRF Rally of Bangalore,
the fifth round of the 2015 FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship held
on September 27, 2015.
The duo won the event by a
total time penalty of 29 seconds, just two seconds ahead of the Kolkata-Erode
pair of SK Ajgar Ali-Mohammad Musthafa MK. Arvind J-M Chandrashekar finished
third with a total time of 32 seconds. Ali and Musthafa were leading the
championship before this event but this second place has dealt a small blow to
In the Pro Stock category,
Kolkatans Saurav Chatterjee-Ashoke Kumar Basu won after attracting a total time
penalty of three minutes, one second. Championship leaders before this event, V
Sekar-G Natarajan, finished second with a total time penalty of three minutes,
16 seconds. Finishing third were Amarnath GJ and Mokthiyar Ahmed with a time of
In the Green Run Rally for
local participants, Pramod Vig-Prakash M won the Pro Expert category with a
total time penalty of one minute, 02 seconds. The Pro Stock category was won by
V Darshan-Velumurgan with a total time penalty of 12 minutes, 26 seconds.
The event was sponsored by MRF
and conducted by the Karnataka Motor Sports Club.
The areas that the competitors
went through were Konasandra, Hemmigepura, Gollahalli, Gangasandra,
Thittahalli, Nelaguli around Mysore Road and Kanakapura Road. The total
distance covered by entrants of the Rally of Karnataka and Green Run Rally was
160Km. Approximately 90 per cent of the Rally was run on dirt and the remaining
on tarmac. The start and finish points were The Club on Mysore Road. Out of a
total of 28 cars that started, all finished except one.
MRF RALLY OF BANGALORE:
Pro Expert: 1. KP Karthick Maruthi-Sankar Anand (00:00:29); 2. SK
Ajgar Ali-Mohammad Musthafa MK (00:00:31); 3. Arvind J-M Chandrashekar
Pro Stock: 1. Saurav Chatterjee-Ashoke Kumar Basu (00:03:01); 2. V
Sekar-G Natarajan (00:03:16); 3. Amarnath GJ-Mokthiyar Ahmed (00:05:16).
GREEN RUN RALLY:
Pro Expert: 1. Pramod Vig-Prakash M (00:01:02); 2. Ravee-Kumar M
(00:01:06); 3. Jatin Kumar-Arjun SSB (00:01.50).
Pro Stock: 1. V Darshan-Velumurugan (00:12:26); 2. A Vinodh-D Raghu
Raman (00:12:52); 3. Mohammad Rafi-Balamurugan S (00:35:04).