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Old 1st July 2008, 06:20   #1
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Thumbs up The OMP Co-driver Training Program - Jul 12 (FMSCI event) in Bangalore

FMSCI and Rally.co.in in association with OMP is organising a one day Co-Driver Training Program at Bangalore on the 12th of July (Saturday). Please find below the details:

Instructor: Vivek P Swamy - International Rally Co-driver from Australia
Venue: Presidents Lounge, Bowring Institute, St. Marks Road, Bangalore.
Fee: Rs. 450 (Last day for paying registration fee is 8th July)
Spot Registration Fee - Rs. 550

Agenda:
10:30am - 12:30pm - Theory (Pace notes basics/advanced, diff types of notes, equipment, preparing for a rally....etc. This also includes a video training session prepared by one of the top Navigators in the world.)
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Buffet Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Onboard Video presentation
2:30pm - 3:30pm - Pace Note Demo
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Open Q&A Session
4:30pm - 5pm - Certificate distribution

THIS IS A FMSCI ACCREDITED EVENT

This workshop is a MUST attend for all aspiring navigators. Current INRC Drivers & Co-Drivers who are serious about their rallying career and want to improve the quality of pace notes will highly benefit from this program. We will be providing a participation certificate to everyone who attends this program which could also help new comers who wish to enter the sport.

For further entry or sponsorship details call Tom@98451-84958 or email Tom@Rally.co.in


Bank details for paying registration fee:
Thomas P Kurian
Account Number: 455-1-062003-6
IFSC Code - SCBL0036001
Standard Chartered Bank
Raheja Towers, 26/27, M G Rd,
Bangalore 560001

or you could send a cheque in favour of THOMAS P KURIAN to this address

Vinayaka Agencies,
5/2, Richmond Road,
Bangalore 560025.
PH # 080-41125241, 080-41125242.

Your name will be confirmed only once full payment is received.
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Old 1st July 2008, 06:23   #2
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Name: Vivek Ponnusamy
Vivek Swamy
Age: 35 years

Living in: Adelaide, Australia

Currently competing in: Australian Rally Championship and few rounds of APRC (to be confirmed)

Years of Rallying Experience: 22years

Started rallying in: 1986 (two wheelers)

Started rallying in Cars: 1992
Navigator for Two-wheelers: T.Ravichandran, Team TVS Suzuki

Co-driven for the following drivers:
In India: Leela Krishnan, Karamjit Singh, Manik Raikey, Sathish Bhat, Harish Samtani, Niaz Ali, Sunny Sidhu

In Australia: Asia and Middle East: Ron Cremen (Middle East Rally championship), Sam Vaughn (Victorian Rally Championship), Carwyn Harris (South Australian Rally Championship), Brenton Kaitler (Australian Rally Championship), Yoshio Ikemachi (Asia Pacific Rally Championship and WRC, NZ)

Brief Experience:

1. Began my rallying career in 1989 on two – wheelers at the Indian National Rally championships

2. Progressed onto four- wheelers in 1992 at the national level rallies and won First overall in debut ( first Indian to win a national rally on debut) with the then current national champion

3. Second place in Group N National rally championship (Co-drivers) during 1998 and 1999

4. Third overall and First in Gp N at the 1996 Middle east rally Championship with Ron Cremen of Australia

5. Third overall in the 1999 National Rally Championship in India, where I was the co-driver for Karamjit Singh of Malaysia

6. Participated with Sam Vaughn in the Victorian Rally Championship in Subaru Legacy (Ex-Cody Croker’s Car) and finished one second place and one third place.

7. Placed Fifth overall and Third in class in the co-drivers championship in the 2006 Indian National Rally Championship.

8. Placed seventh overall at Rally of Whangarei (APRC 07) competing with ARAI Motorsports and co-driving for Yoshio Ikemachi (Five time DAKAR Rally participant and winner T2 class in Dakar)

9. Placed Eight overall at Rally Hokkaido (APRC 07) competing with ARAI Motorsports and co-driving for Yoshio Ikemachi

10. 1st Premier League and 9th Overall at the Forest Rally, Perth, Australia (first round of ARC 08)

11. Competed at Rally of Canberra 2008 (DNF)


Professionally Trained by:

* Had a through professional training with Nicky Grist (Two time world rally champion) during December 2006.
* Professional training by Ross Runnels of Australia (used to be a co-driver for Monster Tajima)

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something that I would have loved to attend. I am torn between 2 extreme choices..
  1. The Annual Coorg OTR on the 12/13th July
  2. This event on the 12th.
Have already confirmed for the Coorg OTR, so can't attend this one.

Any ideas on when it would be done next?
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Well there are no plans of any further events as of now. But we are looking at organising one in north India later this year.
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