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Old 16th February 2011, 16:16   #1
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Default Mumbai Autocross for 2 & 4 wheelers on Sunday, 20th February 2011

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- This event will be staged on Somaiya grounds, Sion East -(near Priyadarshani), on Sunday 20th of February, 2011.

- Autocross is a time trail event where there is no wheel to wheel racing involved; there is only one vehicle on the track. Each driver races the course against the clock. The participant is timed to a 100th of a second. The winners are determined by the vehicles that complete the course with the quickest time.

- This event is being promoted by the Rotary club of Deonar to generate funds for burns victim and create awareness for skin donation.

Eligibility of Vehicles :

Cars Manufactured / Sold in India

1. Upto 1000cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

2. 1001cc to 1400cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

3. 1401cc to 1600cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

4. 1601cc to 2000cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

5. Above 2000cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

6. 800 cc upto 1000cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel Ladies class

7. 1001 cc upto 1400cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel Ladies class

8. 1001 cc uptp1600 cc - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel Rotarian class

9. Open Class Indian + Foreign - Group N+
Petrol & Diesel

10. SUV's with hard top only
Vehicles with soft tops will be not be permitted

2 Wheelers :

1. Foreign motorcycles up to 250cc - Class - 2 & 4 Stroke
Group A

2. Motorcycles up to 165cc - 2 Stroke
Group C

3. Motorcycles up to 165cc - 4 Stroke
Group C

4. Motorcycles above 165cc upto 260cc - - 2 & 4 Stroke
Group B

5. Scooter Upto 160cc - Group C, 2 & 4 Stroke
Group C

Supplementary regulations, entry forms and the indemnity attached to this post
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timings ? entry fees? restrictions?
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Thats funny. The No Soft top rule means gypsys cant participate???
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@Paras,

dont get excited. read the post again.

Soft Top gypsies cant participate. only alok can participate in his gypsy for this one.
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I wonder if my ageing Innova workhorse would be able to take this speed test! Most probably she would but I wonder if I'd be able to put her throught it at all in the first place! I need to study the rules & regulations. The blind rally was fun but this one's a race which will involve driving at breakneck speeds to beat the clock. Any bhpians in yet?
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@Paras,

dont get excited. read the post again.

Soft Top gypsies cant participate. only alok can participate in his gypsy for this one.
Sorry Bro, I would have definetly participated but I am leaving for Desert Storm on 19th night.

Good luck for participants & organizers.

Cheers!

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I wonder if my ageing Innova workhorse would be able to take this speed test! Most probably she would but I wonder if I'd be able to put her throught it at all in the first place! I need to study the rules & regulations. The blind rally was fun but this one's a race which will involve driving at breakneck speeds to beat the clock. Any bhpians in yet?
You'll have to be very calculative with the maneuvers on a car like innova because aggressive driving might lead to rollovers which none of us like.

I've participated in 2 autocrosses and have seen very low GC cars like swift and zen topple. Most of the SUV's that take part are just for the fun sake.

This is totally IMO.
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It all depends on how you drive it. If you know when to go 'power on' and when to go 'power off' on dirt and gravel, you can be blisteringly quick.
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Hey Guys, Any pictures, report from the event?
(Sorry am out of town, so couldnt attend it :( ... How was it, details ppl?)
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It all depends on how you drive it. If you know when to go 'power on' and when to go 'power off' on dirt and gravel, you can be blisteringly quick.
Can you Please elaborate? This seems very simple, maybe modern day electronics do the trick, as You are In England, and so know the latest techniques. 'power on' yes, but how is 'power off' handled? Do you cut off like in ESP or ABC?
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Post event information received from Sportscraft. Results attached to the end of this post.

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Autocross for 2 and four wheelers a venture by Rotary Club of Deonar was a roaring success.

With the entire area of Sion came alive when the first motorcycle was flagged off by Mr. Puneet Kapoor – Executive Vice President – Kotak Mahindra Bank at 9:00 a.m on the Somiya ground – Sion East.

There were over 85 entries in the 4 wheelers and 65 entries in 2 wheelers. Participants were not just from Mumbai but to show off their skills participants from Pune, Kolhapur and Nashik too came along. Spectators came in numbers to cheer the participants and witness the event. The event was presented by Kotak Mahindra Bank and supported by Eureka Forbes.

The competition was tough and the participants were timed to a 100th of a second, all were as close to each other but Badal Doshi from Navi Mumbai beat all and was fastest rider of the day with 2 mins & 11 secs on his Yamaha YZ250. His riding skills gave him an edge over his other competitors.

While as Gaurav Soodan from Pune was the fastest driver of the day in 2 mins & 16 secs in his Mitsubishi. He was smooth and precise, his excellent driving techniques led him to emerge fastest amongst all. Rufina Karmali was the fastest among all the lady contestants. All the participants had to take two laps of the set track.

There were 9 categories in 4 wheelers while as there were 5 categories in 2-wheelers. The various classes for cars also generated much interest. Though it is not easy to effect sharp turns, particularly in muddy underfoot conditions, it must be said that most drivers came through admirably.
The event for the bikers started first and was followed by the cars. With such a large number of entries the event concluded as per the schedule. The credit goes to Shrikant Karani of Sportscraft who organized the event with precision.

Said Hutoxi Tavadia “This is the first time that I have been a competitor in Autocross and I must say more than the competition I learnt a thing or two in driving. Watching the others go around the bends increased my confidence. I hope to use the experience when driving daily to work.”

Sanjay Rajan the first timer in 2 – wheeler felt the Autocross would make him a safer rider. “I hope these organizers have more such events.”

All in all, it was an event to remember for Mumbai’s motorists. Most experienced driving in competition for the first time, yet they had nothing to complain about the trying conditions. If anything, there was only appreciation.
Seeing the success of the event Mr. Rajendra Datye, President Rotary Club of Deonar said that they would make this an annual event.

The proceeds of the event will be used for the various charity drive that the Rotary Club of Deonar is involved in.
Detailed result for 2 & 4 wheelers are attached on a separate sheet
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Was it Sirish who drove the Cedia or someone else? How did he place?
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