3 off-road teams from Arunachal to make a debut at RFC India’18

3 off-road teams from Arunachal to make a debut at RFC India’18

ITANAGAR, Jun 13: As the Indian off-roading fraternity gears up for the fifth season of RFC India, to be held in Goa from July 21 to 28, three teams from Arunachal Pradesh are also prepping up to make their debut in the mega competition.

In a first ever team participation from North East India, Aditya Mein (co-driver Sujeewan Chowtang), Chow Ujjal Namshum (co-driver Ingpeng Mein) and Chow Tseng Tsing Mein (co-driver Purbajyoti Choudhury) will represent the Manubhum Off-Roaders Club of Arunachal (MOCA) at RFC India 2018.

The Rainforest Challenge (RFC) of Malaysia is counted among the top ten toughest motor races in the world. The India edition of RFC was launched by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport Pvt Ltd in 2014.

Today, RFC India is counted amongst the top three RFC Global events out of the 51 editions being held across 21 countries, and enjoys a cult following in the Indian and international off-roading community.

RFC India is an extreme off-road motorsport competition that tests the contestants’ driving and vehicle recovery skills, team spirit along with their physical and mental strength under extreme off-road conditions.

41 teams, each comprising a driver and a co-driver, from various parts of the country will participate in RFC India 2018 where they will undertake 26 Special Stages (SS) or challenges. The event follows a point system, wherein the team with maximum points at the end of all the SS claims the title of RFC India.

The total benefits to the top Indian driver of RFC India 2018 will amount to USD 10,000, including an automatic free entry worth USD 3,900 to the RFC Mother Event, to be held in Malaysia at the end of the year.

All the three MOCA teams will be driving Maruti Gypsy in the competition. As motorsport enthusiasts from the North-East and all of India have their eyes fixed on MOCA’s maiden stint in RFC India, it’ll be interesting to see how these gentlemen fare against their opponents, most of whom are battle-hardened RFC India veterans. One thing can be said for sure – they’ll spare no effort in making their effort count!

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