Murti (West Bengal), 26th feb 2018:The race for the champion’s crown in the Biswa Bangla presents JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 6 got hotter, with the duo of Subir Roy and Nirav Mehta narrowing the gap against defending champions Sheikh Ajgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa to just one penalty point at the end of Day 3 here on Monday.
TSD kings Ali-Mustafa restricted themselves to 31 penalty points on Sunday to bring their total score to 85 penalty points; the Roy-Mehta team, champions of Desert Storm, picked up just 24 penalty points to notch up a total score of 86 penalty points, to set up a grand finish.
The team of Captain Vijaykumar Sharma and Chandan Sen lagged way behind at third place with 241 penalty points. Nikunj Toshniwal-Prasenjit Roy (367 penalty points), Anand Mehta-Sabatullah Khan (375 penalty points) were in the fourth and fifth places. In the local category, Gagan Sethi and Dhiraj Arrora maintained their lead with a total score of 700 penalty points.
The third leg of the rally was flagged off by president of the Nepal Automotive Sports Association, Dasrath Nisal, on Monday morning. The competitors drove through the Lothar river embankment and then down the East-West Highway to enter the Itahari forest for another competitive section that took them over dirt tracks cutting through forests and then a dry riverbed. They then re-entered India through Kakarvitta and drove past Gajaldoba, which is being promoted by the West Bengal government as a major tourist attraction. The rallyists then crossed Lataguri to reach Murti, located beside the Gorumara National Park, home to rhinos and the white-headed bison.
About JK Tyre Motorsport:
JK Tyre has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Almost three decades back the company laid down a long term and sustained approach to promote Motorsport. Participating in this form of the sport has helped the company in continuously updating its products to meet the challenges of gruelling Indian conditions. The sport at that time in India was perceived for elite but JK Tyre took upon itself to package and redesign the sport to suit the masses. The company not only made the sport affordable but also equivalent to International operating standards. JK Tyre’s foray into Motorsport was a well thought out strategic decision to not only use and develop this virgin branding platform but also to realize the dreams of making India a force in the field of motor sport.
In 2011, the company acquired the Formula BMW Series and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS). With this acquisition, JK Tyre created history in Indian Motorsport by becoming the first Indian company to acquire an FIA accredited series. By taking over the series, JK Tyre promises to utilize it as a platform to encourage and support the world’s best racing drivers and promote India as one of Asia’s motorsport capitals.
Thus, JK Tyre has conquered two steps in the motorsport program where the new racing aspirants first establish themselves in India, then graduate to Asian level i.e. to Formula BMW, which is now JKRAS and then they move to higher levels of racing. JK Tyre now stands closer to achieving its mission of bringing world-class motorsport to the Indian masses. The Racing and Karting programme by JK Tyre has been the breeding ground for the country’s motorsport talents like NarainKarthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim, Karun Chandhok, Aditya Patel and other emerging talent.
Another pioneering initiative was the launch of the Truck Racing Championship in India in partnership with Tata Motors. The company developed & designed “JetRacing”-the new generation truck racing tyres especially for this application. With this, JK Tyre became the first tyre company to produce truck racing tyres in India. The combination of the Prima trucks fitted with Jet Racing received an overwhelming response from participants and has definitely brought in a revolution in the Indian racing scenario.
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