New Delhi, Dec 3: JK Tyre has unveiled a star-studded team for the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship this season including Arjuna Awardee and multiple National champion Gill and his former teammate Ghosh.
Arjuna Awardee and multiple national champion Gaurav Gill will lead the team’s challenge in the overall category. Driving the vicious Mahindra XUV 300, he will have his friend and former teammate Amittrajit Ghosh, a past rally and racing champion, alongside, making it the most formidable side in fray in the back to back two rounds in the Rally of Arunachal to be held from 14th to 20th December 2021. Among the accomplished drivers who will turn out in JK Tyre’s canary yellow colours are Dean Mascarenhas from Mangalore, Suhem Kabeer from Coorg, Fabid Ahmer from Palghat and Syed Salman from Mysore amongst others. Besides the above, standing true to their ethos of promoting and nurturing young and local talent, JK Tyre is also supporting 4 local teams from North East which includes an all-girls team. Phurpa Tsering (with Yashwardhan Kumar), Nabam Asha (Dinky Varghese), Hage Naku (Hage Bitu) and Pem Sonam (with Lenin Joseph) are sure to get a lot of support from the fans in Arunachal Pradesh. They will be competing in various INRC categories in different cars but will have only one common theme: JK Tyre.
“Gill and Ghosh are two of the country’s finest drivers. Their testing & feedback of our products and development will add tremendous value in our endeavour to return to Indian rallying bigger and better,” Sanjay Sharma, Head of Motorsport, JK Tyre, said.
“We are happy to have them lead our challenge. Not just that, even in these unprecedented difficult times, India’s finest talent have found support of JK Tyre, country’s biggest patron of motorsport, adding up to 24 members who will be sporting our colors in the event.”
“We are looking forward to an interesting competition in the challenging terrains of Arunachal,” Gill said, revealing that he has been preparing for the season with renewed vigour. “I am happy to be back with JK after a brief hiatus,” Ghosh added.