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Old 7th December 2016, 12:15   #1
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Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India 2016 Champions - Gurmeet Virdi and Kirpal Singh Tung have added yet another title to their name. The duo has secured the top spot in the under 3,050 cc diesel category at the RFC 2016 Grand Final in Malaysia. They have also become the first Indian team to successfully complete the Grand Final of the RFC Global Series, which is often touted as one of the 10 toughest motor races in the world. The team scored a total of 1,361 points, out of 2,400 to clinch the title. Overall, Team India finished 11th.

Gurmeet Virdi and Kirpal Singh Tung had won the Force Gurkha RFC India 2016, which was held in Goa in July this year. This win earned them an automatic entry in the RFC 2016 Grand Final in Malaysia. This was Kirpal's first-ever participation in an international off-road competition, while Gurmeet has been the co-driver of Team India in the RFC 2014 Grand Final.

The overall category winners - Chang Chiew Shen and Edward Benggon, earned 2,203 points. The second team, comprising of Kulbak Roman and Pavel Kovalenko from Russia trailed the winners by just one point. However, Gurmeet and Kirpal managed to secure a wide enough margin in their category, as the team that finished second in the under 3,050 cc diesel category trailed by over 100 points.

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Default Re: Team India wins under 3,050cc diesel category at RFC Malaysia

It was indeed a stupendous effort from Team India & Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh!

Really really proud of them. There couldn't be any other more deserving team.
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Congratulations to the team for putting India as a force to be reckoned with in yet arena of motor sports.
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A great achievement by these two folks. It's no mean feat to complete the RFC mother event and that too they did in a vehicle that they were not accustomed to. It seems trivial but getting to know the machine & being as one with the machine is key in competitions.

This should give them invaluable experience to do even better in future RFC events and build on this great start.

On the driver/co-driver combo, having seen them perform in Indian RFC can say that they approach the SS with their mind and not just JOSH. They analyze on what needs to be done to get the maximum out of the SS and not focus on finishing the fastest. Have seen them work on being consistent & not pick up penalty points and that's the key.

Congrats to the super duo and well deserved.!!! Makes all of the Indian 4x4 community proud.
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