Gill starts INRC campaign with victory in round one
Chennai: Defending champion Gaurav Gill today won the MRF 40th South India Rally, the opening round of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2018, at MMRT track at nearby Sriperumbudur.
Veteran rallyist Vicky Chandhok, making a comeback after 18 years, took third spot in INRC 1 along with M Chandramouli.
He was once again at his aggressive best as he conquered all five stages on day two to convert his first day"s advantage into a comfortable victory.
The Team Mahindra Adventure driver, along with Musa Sherif as co-driver, bettered his own previous day"s performance by 27 seconds for an aggregate timing of 1 hour and 28:43.1 minutes to complete the total distance.
Gill"s teammate Amittrajit Ghosh made up time in a dramatic fashion to finish second.
He went all out in the final three stages to jump to the second for a spectacular finish.