Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India 2016 announced has announced the list of the 25 Indian teams across the country that will participate in the backbreaking Season 3. The third season will see some of the competitors who have participated in the first two editions of RFC India. The 2016 challenge will take place in Goa from 22nd July to 29th July.
This year’s season will also witness a lot of prominent off-roaders of the country, making a debut in the toughest and the first international off-road motorsport event of India. Teams like Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, Bangalore Offroaders Development Association (BODA) and KTM Jeepers from Kerala will compete with a pack of 4 entries from each of these off-roading clubs. While, representing with 2 teams are Team Fairmont from Mumbai and Hyderabad’s Charminar Off Road Adventure Club (CORAC). The one team representatives will be Mudhogs from Sakleshpur, Northern India Offroad Club (NIOC), Incredible Offroaders Goa and V5 Offroaders from Coorg.
During the announcement, Mr Ashish Gupta, Founder & Director, Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd., the company that organizes RFC India, said, “It is heartening to see the overwhelming response that we have received this year. With almost two months to go for the event, we have already closed entries. This year’s list of Indian competitors is the best I could have asked for with a balanced mix of new talent, RFC India veterans and seasoned offroaders. I think this is a culmination of all the hard work that we have done and the goodwill we have earned since we launched the event in 2014.”
The extreme off-road motorsport event is a part of the RFC Global Series with 25 editions worldwide and it’s Mother Event, which held in Malaysia, is counted among the top ten toughest motor races in the world. RFC’s Indian edition is just 2 seasons old, but RFC Founder & Creator Luis J.A. Wee counts it among the top 3 in the RFC Global Series. And the team with the maximum points at the end of the special stages will be the winner and the best Indian driver will get an automatic free entry to RFC Malaysia, competing the expert offroaders across the world.