In what could be an exciting piece of information for the motorsport enthusiasts in the city, National Car Racing Champions, Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif, will take on the first round of the National Rally Championship in Vizag. Taking to their social handles, JK Tyres, announced that the legendary national champions will take over the rally in Vizag.
This is the first time Andhra Pradesh is hosting a motorsport rally of such magnitude and grandeur. The event was postponed several times because of the pandemic. It is now scheduled to be conducted from 16 to 18 December, 2021. This motorsport rally is being organised by the Karnataka Motorsport Club.
The National Rally Championship is part of the four-round national level events of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs in India (FMCI). While the first round will take place in Vizag, due to paucity of time and delays, the remaining three rounds will be conducted in Bengaluru and Coimbatore. The venue for the final round is yet to be decided. Apart from the championship rounds, a contender round will be hosted at Hyderabad in April, 2022.
With India’s top car racing champions participating in the rally, several prominent and key teams will also be participating in the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship that is to be held in Vizag. MRF, JK Tyres, Mahindra & Mahindra, Yokohama Motorsports, Chettinad Sporting, Snap Racing, amongst others, will be taking part.
It could be noted that a month ago, to boost tourism and the brand image of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Sports Minister, Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, announced that the City of Destiny will host the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship.