Besides Hero and TVS doing extremely well at Dakar, there is other great news in the world of motorsport for India as Mahindra Adventure’s Gaurav Gill annexed his fifth MRF-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship trophy, speeding away to a grand victory in the MRF 43rd K-1000 Rally here on Sunday. The three-time APRC champion underlined his class and control once again, winning all the five Special Stages without having to look too much into his rearview mirror. He recorded an overall timing of 00:55:41.6 minutes, almost three minutes ahead of the second finisher, to take his final tally to a perfect 100 points.
Gill, along with co-driver Musa Sherif (110 points), has been unbeaten in the MRF INRC 2017, romping home in each of the four rounds that he had taken part in. He missed Round 4, the Rally of Chikmagalur, as it coincided with his assault on the APRC, but that didn’t stop him from being crowned the undisputed king. And it also looks like Gill is taking a keen interest in the Dakar rally and it just might turn out that Mahindra and Gill will work together to compete together at next year’s rally. India is certainly making a huge impact in motorsports and it looks like it can only get better.