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Old 22nd August 2012, 12:57   #1
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SpeedSprint Chandigarh will be held on September 09, 2012.

Simple and straightforward regulations govern the event. There are three categories of events:

SpeedSprint Cross – For all types and makes of cars. No special preparation needed except a road worthy car with seat belts and driver wearing a BIS approved helmet.

SpeedSprint Auto – Open only to cars prepared as per FMSCI regulations governing rally sports. Roll cage and other safety mandated feature are a must. An out and out extreme speed event.

SpeedSprint Moto – Open for two wheeler’s conforming the FMSCI safety regulations as applicable to rallying.

Each category is sub-divided in to groups and classes for classifications.

Scope of SpeedSprint format means:
Fastest
  • driver wins
  • Multiple drivers can share a single vehicle
  • Multiple vehicle can be driven by single driver
  • Multiple races can be entered (restricted to maximum of three races per category/class to allow maximum participation)
  • Fee is per race entry

More details on event web site at SPEED SPRINT - Sprint Rally
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Online entry list is available here http://speedsprint.in/?p=96

Motorcycle slots are all full and already there is a waiting list.

Zap full speed sprint is getting filled up.

Cross speed sprint is drawing multiple entries from enthusiasts as far away as Jaipur and Bikaner!!
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All standard entries full in all categories.

Only Premium entries left in Zap and Cross categories. Moto category is already on wait list. We also have some SuperBikes participating!!

The track details are being released today evening.
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This will probably be the first of its kind event in Chandigarh. Nice to see a good response to motorsports in the northern part of the country as well. People flocking from Jaipur and Bikaner is certainly a good sign!
I hope this is the first of many to come.
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The event was held but unfortunately it was more of an exercise in how not to organize one. It was chaotic and the marshals were left to rot in the blazing sun. No event memorabilia was given to anyone and the entire experience of the marshals was that it was one of the worst of its kind in which they have participated. I wonder how could it be so grossly wrong with Sudev being in charge?
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Point taken @wanderernomad but then the event is not for marshal's but for the competition. Enough cold drinks, water and food was circulated to the marshal teams. And the memorabilia was given at the PD.

Event report:
Gaurav Prabhakar of Chandigarh again proved that he is among the top rallyists of the country by ranking numero uno in the Renault Speed Sprint Zap (rally-prepared vehicles) category at Renault Speed Sprint held in Chandigarh on September 9. Prabhakar drove a Subaru Forester for the speed contest. Here is his drive picture:
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Bobby Bhogal of Delhi, driving a modified Zen, ranked first in the Renault Speed Sprint Cross (including all types of four-wheelers) category at the event. Mohit Verma of Chandigarh was overall fastest and ranked first in the Renault Speed Sprint Moto (Mobikes only) category, followed by Gaurav Pratap Singh of Panchkula ranking second in this category.

Such was the enthusiasm of speed lovers that the event was overbooked, and all places were taken up by moto enthusiasts from the region. “We were overbooked in the Moto category and the Cross category. In Moto, we had 40 slots, and finally had 52 riders vying for the top slot. In Cross, we had 70 slots and ultimately went up to a total of 78. All the positions in the Zap category were also taken up.

About ten riders driving imported super-bikes grabbed eye-balls at the event, riding their amazing machines. Chandigarh Police gave excellent support services for this high-speed, all tarmac event held in the periphery of Chandigarh. PCR Gypsies remained stationed at the spot throughout the course of the event, from 7 am to 5.30 pm. The area had been entirely cordoned off for traffic by Chandigarh Traffic Police. The police ambulance was stationed at the spot too.

The prize distribution ceremony was held late in the evening amidst much gaiety and cheer at Hotel Rio in Sector 43 Chandigarh. Prizes were distributed by Mr. Aakib Gundal from Renault India, the title sponsor of the event.
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The fact that 4 kilometer track was covered by leaders at 2minute 50 seconds shows how fast the driving was. The track lay out was
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Long straights with sharp corners made for judging the control and late braking ability contest. It was all tarmac that had a little loose surface and some mud drifts due to recent rains.

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Thanks for sharing the pics Sudev!

Do you have more pics of the blue forester?

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@R-Six head to www.speedsprint.in and check out the picture pages under the ActionLane menu. Many clicks of the Subaru driven by Gaurav Prabhakar.
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@R-Six head to www.speedsprint.in and check out the picture pages under the ActionLane menu. Many clicks of the Subaru driven by Gaurav Prabhakar.
Gaurav's Forester seems to be a turbo model and not the 120 BHP NA which was sold in India. Are there many imported turbo Foresters in the Indian rally circuit?
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@Guna : Gaurav got his WRX specially imported. Yes waht was sold in India was NA mode machine. The red Subaru you may see in the pics is a NA machine.
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@MODS: Please delete. Posted twice by mistake.

A limited number of authentic three sticker sets of SpeedSprint car and bike competition number stickers are available for motor sport enthusiasts.

Do you want them?

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A limited number of authentic three sticker sets of SpeedSprint car and bike competition number stickers are available for motor sport enthusiasts.

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