After creating history in July
at Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 by becoming the first Indian duo to win the
country’s toughest off-road motorsport event, Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh’s
Gurmeet Virdi and Kirpal Singh Tung are all set to hoist the Indian flag in the
Malaysian soil at the 20th edition of the Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Grand
To be held from November 25 to
December 05, 2016, RFC 2016 Grand Final is going to be a mega clash of the best
offroaders from across the globe, as they compete for the winner’s trophy at
the 2016 Edition of one of the world’s top ten toughest motor races.
RFC Grand Final is the culmination of the Global RFC Series, which has 25 editions worldwide in countries like India, Australia, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Korea, Myanmar, Ukraine, Balkans, South Europe and North Europe among others. The event was launched in India in 2014 by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. and despite being only three editions old, RFC India is today proclaimed by the entire Indian off-road community as the toughest off-road motorsport event of the country.
As per RFC India format, the top Indian driver of the competition gets a free automatic entry to RFC Grand Final. Therefore, Gurmeet will be representing India at the global series’ finale this year. This is the second time that an Indian team would be competing in RFC Grand Final and it is also Gurmeet’s second attempt at this mega event. In 2014, he was the co-driver of the first ever Indian team that participated in RFC Grand Final. This time round, Gurmeet will be competing as the driver while Tung will support him as his navigator.
This year’s special 20th edition of RFC Grand Final will take place in Pahang, the biggest state in peninsula Malaysia and a tropical paradise for sports & adventure based tourism. The event will have twenty four Special Stages (SS) that will be divided into four progressively difficult competitive legs - the Prologue, the Predator, the Terminator and the Twilight Zone. The competition will test the competitors’ strength, endurance, driving and vehicle recovery skills under extreme off-road conditions and the team with the maximum points at the end of all the SS will be announced as the winner.
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