Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill sets sights on Rally of Turkey

New Delhi: Gaurav Gill, who recently became the first Arjuna Awardee from the Indian motorsport arena, has now put his focus on the FIA World Rally Championship 2, in the Rally of Turkey.

The three-time APRC champion will be seen driving a 1.6 Turbo R5 and Gill will fancy his chances as most of the stages will be run on gravel which he prefers.

While speaking to the media, Gill said, “We will carefully pick and choose the rallies that I will participate in this year, keeping in mind the car, terrain and my strengths.”

In the WRC-2 2018, Gill took part in four rallies (Italy, Finland, Wales and Australia) as an unregistered driver. In his stint there, Gill won 11 stages despite facing challenges.

However, this time, Gill will be participating as a registered driver and will be looking to make it big at the Global platform.

In this year’s Rally of Turkey, the drivers will be covering a total distance of over 988.50 kms with 310.10 kms earmarked for 17 special stages.

Most of the stages will be gravel while few running on concrete tiles and tarmac.

The four-day rally which is set to start from September 12 promises to produce action-packed thrill as drivers participating from different parts of the World will showcase their mettle to win the World Championship.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

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