indian-rally News and Analysis
Team Champions’ Dean Mascarenhas claimed victory in the opening round of the Indian National Rally Championship, while factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill put on a charging display to claim the final spot on the podium.
JK Tyre will return to the Indian National Rally Championship with a factory team spearheaded by three-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill.
India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki says it abruptly quit Indian motorsport in the middle of 2018 because its rallying initiatives had “more or less served” its purpose.
Factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill says Maruti Suzuki should see cross-country rallying as more than a “competition to win”, following the manufacturer’s abrupt exit from Indian motorsports.
Sherco TVS ace Adrien Metge says Indian cross-country rallies need to ramp up security around their events before they can consider replacing GPS devices with roadbooks.
TVS Racing rider Adrien Metge led the Desert Storm rally from start to finish to take an emphatic five-minute victory over Hero MotoSports rival CS Santosh.
Factory Mahindra driver Gaurav Gill has dropped out of contention in Desert Storm after losing over an hour in the penultimate leg due to a technical issue.
FMSCI has unveiled a six-round calendar for the 2019 Indian National Rally Championship, the first to be held by new promoter Champions Yacht Club.
Younus Ilyas emerged victorious in the curtain-raising round of the Indian National Rally Championship in Bengaluru after staving off a late challenge from chief rival Dean Mascarenhas.
Sirish Vissa says beating the factory Mahindra team with customer-entered Polo cars is a big driving force for Volkswagen Motorsport India.
Volkswagen Motorsport will “evaluate” further factory entries in the Indian National Rally Championship with the Polo R2, but is unable to commit to anything at present.
Karna Kadur moved into the lead of the Chikmagalur round of the Indian National Rally Championship after overnight leader Gaurav Gill suffered an unfortunate retirement in the final stage of Saturday.
India’s domestic motorsport calendar isn’t the most packed in the world. Far from it. Yet we somehow still manage to have date clashes between major races and rallies.
Team Polaris’ Arindam Saikia and TVS Racing rider R Nataraj were crowned champions in their respective categories of Raid de Himalaya following the conclusion of the final leg on Saturday.
The 20th edition of Raid de Himalaya marks the start of a new era for India’s most prestigious cross-country rally, but can the organisers tap its full potential?
Gaurav Gill led a dominant 1-2 finish for Mahindra Adventure in Dakshin Dare, defeating a trio of Maruti Suzuki drivers with relative ease.
TVS Racing’s Lorenzo Santolino secured victory in the Moto class of India Baja, beating India’s only Dakar finisher CS Santosh.
Vicky Chandhok will compete in the opening round of Indian National Rally Championship in Chennai this weekend, ending a 17-year rallying hiatus.
Vikram Agnihotri may have lost his arms at a tender age of seven, but that was hardly a deterrent for him to take part in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 40 years later.
This year’s Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm featured several night stages, providing an added challenge for some of India’s best cross-country rallyists.
Privateer Aabhishek Mishra (co-driver V Venu Rameshkumar) and South African Mare took top honours in the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm following the final leg on Friday.
Privateers Aabhishek Mishra and Aaron Mare lead Xtreme and Moto category respectively ahead of the final day’s running in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm.
Aabhishek Mishra continues to lead the Xtreme category of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm after Leg 3, while Aaron Mare took over the top spot in the Moto class.
Aabhishek Mishra jet past Suresh Rana in Leg 2 to take the lead in the Xtreme category of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, while Hero’s CS Santosh continues his stranglehold in the Moto class.
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The 2018 edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm will get underway today in Bikaner, Rajasthan and there are plenty of heavyweights in both Xtreme and Moto categories.
Mahindra’s Gaurav Gill won the season-concluding K-1000 Rally in Bangalore to clinch his fifth Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) title.
Mahindra’s Gaurav Gill claimed an easy win in the Rally of Arunachal to inch a step closer to his fifth Indian National Rally Championship title.
Maruti Suzuki’s Suresh Rana claimed a dominant victory in the Xtreme Cars category of the Raid de Himalaya, while TVS Racing’s Abdul Wahid Tanveer notched up his second successive Xtreme Bikes title.
Maruti Suzuki’s Suresh Rana continues to lead the Xtreme Cars category in the Raid de Himalaya after Leg 3, while the Xtreme Bikes category saw a new leader in the form of Abdul Wahid Tanveer.
India’s top cross-country rallyists will assemble in Manali this weekend for the start of Raid de Himalaya, considered by many to be the country’s most prestigious motorsport event.
Team Mahindra Adventure’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) took an emphatic victory in the third round of the Indian National Rally Championship, the Rally of Rajasthan.
Rallying provides a great platform to involve the general public, but efforts need to be made to boost participation in such events.
Manufacturers and competitors are essential parts of motorsport.
It was another frustrating day for Indian motorsport when the Arjuna Awards list was announced.
Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) won the MRF Rally of Coimbatore on Sunday.
Defending champion Karna Kadur and multiple National champion Gaurav Gill will be the cynosure in the MRF Rally of Coimbatore on Sunday.
Defending champion Suresh Rana rose to the lead in the Ultimate Cars category of Dakshin Dare after erstwhile leader Samrat Yadav’s car crashed in the third leg on Wednesday.
Samrat Yadav continues to hold the top spot in the Ultimate Cars category of Dakshin Dare, while R Nataraj emerged as the new Ultimate Bikes leader after the second leg on Tuesday.
Maruti Suzuki is mulling a potential entry in the Indian Rally Championship in next “one-two years”, according to the manufacturer’s affiliated driver Suresh Rana.
The ninth edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare gets underway on July 16 with the flag-off ceremony from a central location in Bangalore.
TVS Racing's R Nataraj says he is satisfied with his performance in the 2017 edition of the Desert Storm, where he took the Moto category win ahead of teammate Tanveer Abdul Wahid.