The course is set, the vehicles are prepped and the overcast skies bring forth good news. The maiden edition of the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India has been launched at the International Centre Goa in Dona Paula. With 25 competitor teams from all over India, the six-day event will be filled with nail biting moments and courageous efforts by the competitors.
Comprising of a driver and a co-driver, each team will navigate through multiple off-road obstacles or Special Stages from South to North Goa wherein competitors will face pouring skies and unforeseen challenges. The first day of the event saw competitors line up their vehicles for scrutiny by an expert panel. The scrutiny was to check if all the vehicles complied with RFC International safety standards and was followed by a briefing for the teams.
Members of various off-road clubs as well as touring adventurers from across the country have also assembled in Goa to witness this historic moment when India comes on the RFC Global Series Map. Mr. Luis J A Wee, Founder and Creator of the Rainforest Challenge, who was also present at the launch said, “This is the maiden event in India and I am humbled to be in the midst of so many off-road enthusiasts.
This event is my child. RFC going international was a milestone for us and now it coming to India is another one. I pray that the passion for this sport only grows and we see an even bigger crowd next year. For the love of off-roading, let the event begin!”
Speaking on the association, Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors, Title sponsor for the event said, “This is the ideal opportunity to see the country’s best off-roaders in action and interact with them.
I wish all the participants all the best for a week of extreme off-roading action, the like of which has not been seen in the country till now.”
Source : CarDekho