In the 1600cc class, Karna Kadur, who dominated this category in the 2015 National Rally Championship, was the man to beat right from the first day. Though, Dean Mascarenhas tried to keep the Bangalore driver honest, in the end it was the flawless driving by Kadur that made the vital difference in the results. Druva Chandrashekar also of Bangalore finished in third place.
Another start attraction of the 3rd JK Tyre Festival of Speed, Suresh Rana, who has claimed the Raid de Himalaya nine-times driving various SUVs, remained the king of this category. Rana posted the best times in the SUV class in all the three disciplines ahead of Lima Jamir of Nagaland and local favourite Naku. In the quad class, Chibor from Meghalaya, who finished second in this class last year, managed to take an easy win ahead of Bitu and Kevin Salo from Nagaland. In the ladies class, Bethadsha Bareh took the top honours by winning the Hill Climb and Rally Sprint.
2000 CC 1. Philippos Mathai - New Delhi 2. Rahul Kanthraj – Bangalore 3. Sanjay Takle – Pune
1600cc 1. Karna Kadur – Bangalore 2. Dean Mascarenhas - Mangalore 3. Druva Chandrashekar – Bangalore
SUV 1 Suresh Rana - Manali 2 Lima Jamir - Nagaland 3 Naku – Arunachal Pradesh
Quad 1 Chibor - Meghalaya 2 Bitu – Arunachal Pradesh 3 Kevin Salo – Nagaland
North East Class 1. Lima Jamir – Nagaland 2. Naku – Arunachal Pradesh 3 Sajad – Guwahati
Fastest driver: Philippos Mathai - New Delhi
Ladies class: Bethadsha Bareh
Source: JK Tyre