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Old 15th August 2015, 13:05   #31
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Excellent report and coverage of the event . Kudos to the organizing team for the efficient planning and execution. Hats off.
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What a report Dhanush. While reading through it, I felt like taking a virtual tour of RFC.

Your attentions to details are highly appreciated . Thanks for posting photos of Khan sab.
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Dhanush What A great report. keep it up.
This year the competition SS are much better, and the points gap between teams on daily result basis is very close.
As khan mentioned if you Train indian Drivers definitely they will beat foreign Drivers.
This year none of the competitors are worried about the topples, they are reaching next SS like nothing happened. Overall a good event.
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.. I guess a should go to your gear too along with your narration. Do mention your gear details and how you protected it against rain, muck, etc.
My gear is a 3 or 4 year old Cannon SX210 point and shoot & and an iPhone 6. Weather protection is Quechua rain coat from Decathlon.
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One request, do you have any videos of the twilight stages?
As I mentioned twilight stage, once entered into the Jungle is difficult to follow by foot. Hence no videos.
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This year none of the competitors are worried about the topples, they are reaching next SS like nothing happened. Overall a good event.
IIRC, there were even a couple of 30 second recovery & finishes even after topple.
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One more thing worth mentioning is the Offroad Thrills App.

India's first dedicated app for 4x4 and offroading had all the updates about RFC during the event. It had daily standings, news updates etc.. Where it helped me the most is, it had the route maps to all the stages. Made our job reaching the location a lot easier.

Here are some fun facts from the app's Facebook Page.

The Penality Kings of RFC.

Report: The 2015 Rain Forest Challenge @ Goa-11707921_401682380037477_969823541059016254_o.jpg

The DNFs at each SS in RFC 2015.

SS 1 had a max of 16 DNFs.
SS 9 & 20 had 0 DNFs

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The DNF kings of RFC India 2015.

Kabir (103) had 5 DNF compared to 2 each from 101/102 teams.

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Thanks for a brilliant report, Dhanush.

Definitely, worth the wait.
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Excellent report, reading it really felt like being there and in the action stage by stage.

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The Force vehicles had Eaton ELockers, an electronic diff. lock
and loads of attitude

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Thanks for an Wonderful report.
The RFC and Off roading bug seems to be catching up with many Indians in the past couple of years. Exciting times lie ahead
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and loads of attitude

btw, been meaning to ask you - what are next years plans? . We were told several smaller episodes of RFC will be introduced. How is that worked out?
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btw, been meaning to ask you - what are next years plans? . We were told several smaller episodes of RFC will be introduced. How is that worked out?
Ashish is working on the same, maybe having three regionl RFC's , in the North East, Down south and one in the Delhi, Punjab belt
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Ashish is working on the same, maybe having three regionl RFC's , in the North East, Down south and one in the Delhi, Punjab belt
No west zone RFC Ashesh Ji ?

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PowerDrift is finally out with their video on the RFC. Amazing cinematography! Mind=Blown.
But would have loved a longer video.
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