Caption: (L-R) Ashish Gupta (Director, Cougar Motorsport), Luis J.A.
Wee (Founder, RFC International), Cyriac Jacob (GM-Marketing, Force Motors),
David Metcalfe (RFC India Course Master) and V.T. Thomas (Environment Steward
for the event)
After a year long wait, the
time has finally arrived for some incredible off-road motorsport action in Goa.
Force Gurkha RFC India, the country’s toughest off-road motorsport event, is
back for what is expected to be an immensely tough and rugged third season.
This year, 30 teams from across the country, each comprising a driver and a
co-driver, are going to compete for the ultimate RFC India title with the top
Indian driver of the competition winning a free automatic entry to the
Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Mother Event to be held in Malaysia later in the
The event will be held in four
competitive legs – Prologue, Predator, Terminator and The Twilight Zone – in different
parts of Goa from July 22 to 29, 2016. The Prologue Special Stages (SS) will be
held at the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula followed by the Predator and
the Terminator stages at Quepem (Cavorem) in South Goa and then finally
concluding with the Twilight SS at Sattari (Morlem) in North Goa.
Sponsored by Force Motors Ltd., RFC India was
launched by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. in 2014. The India Chapter
of the Malaysian RFC, which is listed among the top ten toughest motor races globally,
is the country’s first and toughest international off-road motorsport event.
Moreover, RFC India is currently counted in the top three in the RFC global
series which has 25 editions worldwide.
With Force Motors as title sponsor and Goa as
tourism partner from the two consecutive editions, this year Manipal Hospitals
and Warn Industries have joined the RFC India forces as official Medical and
Winch Partners respectively.
Cyriac Jacob, Sr. GM Marketing, Force Motors
said, “We are extremely pleased to continue our association with RFC India. We
look forward to action packed seven days ahead”.