RFC India announces 25 teams for third edition

RFC India announces 25 teams for third edition

The third edition of Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India will feature 25 teams, including an entry from Malaysian drivers Tan Eng Joo and Mervyn Lim.

Ashish Gupta, Cougar Motorsport founder and director
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Winners Harpreet Singh and Tejinder Pal Singh with Ashish Gupta
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Winners Jagat Nanjappa and Chethan Chengappa with Ashish Gupta
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Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, Bangalore Offroaders Development Association (BODA) and KTM Jeepers will field four teams each, while both Team Fairmont and Charminar Off Road Adventure Club will be represented by two teams.

Apart from the above quintet, V5 Offroaders, Mudhogs, Northern India Offroad Club (NIOC) and Incredible Offroaders Goa will have one entry each.

Force Motors will provide factory support to two teams, including the aforementioned Malaysian duo of Joo and Lim.

Jagat Nanjappa and Tejinder Singh, winners of RFC North and RFC South editions, will also be part of the 25-strong field.

Speaking at the announcement, Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport, said: “It is heartening to see the overwhelming response that we have received this year. With almost two months to go for the event, we have already closed entries.”

“This year’s list of Indian competitors is the best I could have asked for with a balanced mix of new talent, RFC India veterans and seasoned offroaders,’’ he added.

Like the previous two years, the 2016 RFC India takes place in the dense forests of Goa between July 22-29.

2016 RFC India entry list:


Driver/Co Driver

Gerrari Offroaders 

Kabir Waraich/Gagan Sachdeva

Gurmeet Virdi/Kirpal Singh Tung

Gurpratap Singh/Sanbir Singh Dhaliwal

Tejinder Singh/Harpreet Singh


Bijender Singh/Gajender Singh

Team Fairmont

Sameer Chunawala/Amrut Kadam

Sajid Fakih/Imran Kazi


Prashanth GV/Pradeep Gowda

Lokesh Shivaraj/Rohith KR

Vivek Kuriakose/Ashok Kuriakose

Pradeep Kumar/Prithviraj AC


Narthan Byramudi/Satish Kumar

V5 Offroaders

Jagat Nanjappa/Chethan Chengappa

KTM Jeepers

Sam Kurian Karaickal/Guhan Shetty

Kurian Kurian/Prem Kumar

Anand Manjooran/George Verghese

Raju Paul/Kevin

Team Hyderabad

Chaitanya Challa/Shabarish Jagarapu

Team Mars

Rajsekhara Prabhu/Arun Parikshat


Abinav Nukala/T Laxmikanth

Jitender Raju/Sukesh Reddy

Incredible Goa

Tejas Prakash Shindolkar/Pushkar Audi

Force Motors Ltd

Tan Eng Joo/Tan Choon Hong

Merwyn Lim/Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid


Daulat Chaudhary/Jay Kumar

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