Force Gurkha, a name popular among people who love to go off road. Gurkha is an extremely capable vehicle and definitely a one-of-a-kind off roader. In 2014, Force Gurkha RFC India was first organized and the response which it received from the enthusiasts was overwhelming. So, this time it is the third edition of the Force Gurkha RFC India and we are ready for some ground breaking performances and super fun!
Cougar Motorsports Pvt Ltd has announced the opening of registrations for the Force Gurkha RFC India 2016. This year the event is being organized at Goa over a period of 22nd July to 29th July. There would be around 25 teams who will be competing against each other to win the title. This rally is considered to be India’s toughest off road motorsport event and the participants will feel all of it during every moment of it. The registration fee for the event is INR 75,000 per team. Each team will have a driver along with a navigator. So, basically anyone who is interested and passionate about off road motorsport can participate in this event. The vehicles of the participants will be modified according to the RFC guidelines. Also, people who have participated in the last rally event, will not have to go through the review of the screening committee, others have to go through them prior to acceptance. Out of the 25 spots available, 2 spots have already been filled by the winners of recently held north and south India chapters of RFC India. So, now only 23 spots are left.
Mr. Ashish Gupta, event organizer Cougar Motorsport’s Founder & Director, said that RFC India is an extremely tough competition that tests the driving and vehicle recovery skills of the contesting teams under extreme off-road conditions. As the event progresses, the challenges keep getting tougher and completing the tasks in the allocated time becomes very difficult for most of the teams due to vehicle breakdowns, topples, faulty equipment and accessories as well as the mental and physical fatigue of the competitors. Hence, they have kept an upper limit of 25 teams for the competition in order to retain the high-quality standards of the competition and yet complete the entire event within the stipulated time.
The entire rally is divided into four legs: The Prologue, The Predator, The Terminator and The Twilight Zone. These legs are further divided into over 20 Special Stages (SS) consisting of 100 points each. The competing teams gain points based on successful completion of a task and incur penalties for making mistakes, not starting or finishing a task as well as breaking competition rules including the environment protection rules. The team with the maximum points after the completion of all the Special Stages emerges as the winner of the competition.