New INRC era begins with Bengaluru Sprint rally this weekend
This weekend’s Sprint de Bengaluru will herald the start of new era for the Indian National Rally Championship.
The non-championship event, the first to be held by new series promoter Champions Club, will run over two days at the LG Champions Green County next to the Bangalore International Airport.
Over 40 teams have signed up for the curtain raiser and they will have to cover a competitive distance of 30 km in addition to liaison sections totalling 108 km.
For the first time in INRC, a separate class has been established for ladies. The female contenders will also be eligible for points in one of the series’ main categories (INRC1, INRC2, INRC3, FMSCI 2WD, FMSCI 4WD) depending upon the specification of their cars.
“As our name suggests, our group Champions Yacht Club believes in producing champions. That is our mission as we step in to run the INRC,” the CEO of the company, Vamsi Merla, said.
“We will not only create the ideal platform for our drivers but also afford them international competition on world-class routes to help them get better.”
The season opening rally will begin with a special ceremony, where the organisers will unveil the new INRC logo.
This will be followed by the customary shakedown, before the drivers hop in their cars for the first two stages - both to be held at night.
The winner will be decided after the final four stages on Sunday.
Plus, 100 officials have also been insured for Rs 26 lakh - 25 lakh towards personal accident and another lakh towards medical expenses.
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