Last Date: 22-07-2017
India’s biggest and toughest international off-road motorsport extravaganza, the Force Gurkha RFC India, is back with its fourth edition. Organized by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd., the event will be held in Goa from 22nd July 2017 to 30th July 2017.
RFC India is the India Chapter of the Rainforest Challenge of Malaysia, which is among the top ten toughest motor races in the world. At present the RFC Global Series has around 20 editions worldwide in Malaysia, India, South Europe, North Europe, Australia, West Russia, East Russia, Balkans, Ecuador, Russia Ural, Russia Nord, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Korea, Ukraine, Bukovina and Caucasus. Though merely three editions old, RFC India is already among the top three events in the RFC Global Series.
Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 will witness participation from 40 teams from across the country, with each team comprising of a driver and a navigator. The teams will include 8 participants from Hyderabad, 7 from Kerala, 4 teams from Mumbai, 7 from Karnataka, 3 teams each from Goa, Delhi and Chandigarh, 2 from Pune, 2 from Tamil Nadu and 1 team from Yamunanagar. During the competition, the teams will be participating in 26 Special Stages (SS) or challenges in 4 Legs – Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zone - that will test their driving and vehicle recovery skills as well as their physical endurance, mental toughness and team spirit under extreme off-road conditions.
Skill, technique and strategic thinking will be frequently put to test as the challenges will be exceptionally tough. The beautiful locations of Goa where the Special Stages will be held will only highlight the remorseless demands of the track. During the 9-day long competition, participants’ minds and bodies will be constantly pushed to the breaking point and far beyond.
The competition will make use of a point format – points will be earned by the teams for successful completion of a Special Stage, whereas penalties shall be levied for making mistakes, not finishing the task, causing damage to the flora and fauna or breaking the competition rules. The team with the maximum points at the end of the event will be declared the overall champion of Force Gurkha RFC India 2017. The top Indian driver of the competition will get benefits amounting to $8,000, including an automatic fully paid-for entry worth $3,900 in the RFC 2017 Grand Final in Malaysia, travel expenses of around $1,100 as well as up to $3,000 towards the cost of arranging the competition vehicle for the Mother Event in Malaysia.
Like every year, Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 is going to be the biggest annual congregation of offroaders, motorsport enthusiasts and adventurers from across India. So, come to Goa this July and be a part of this ultimate test of the man and his machine! One thing is certain, Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 will stun you with its magnificence and will give you an awe-inspiring spectacle of physical resilience, mental fortitude, unwavering team spirit and bloody-minded determination. So come along for this exhilarating ride if you dare, because once you do, nothing will ever be the same again.
For more information about the event, please visit http://www.cougarmotorsport.in/Motorsports/rfcindia2017.html.