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Team MRF’s Veiby surges ahead; Gill placed third

Johor Bahru (Malaysia), August 12: Ole Christian Veiby of Team MRF survived treacherous conditions and rode his luck to take a seemingly winning lead in the International Rally of Johor, the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, here on Saturday while defending champion and team-mate Gaurav Gill was a distant third following a string of mishaps. Veiby, the 21-year old from Norway, driving the Race Torque-prepared Skoda Fabia R5, finished the day marked by incessant rains which rendered the terrain into a virtual skating rink and led to cancellation of a Stage, four minutes, 32.5 seconds ahead of

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Gaurav Gill sets early pace in International Rally of Johor

Johor Bahru (Malaysia), August 11: India’s Gaurav Gill and Norwegian youngster Ole Christian Veiby set the benchmark while showcasing their pace in the International Rally of Johor, the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship as the Team MRF duo topped the time sheets during this morning’s shakedown here ahead of the ceremonial flag-off and the Super Special Stage late tonight. Delhi-based Gill, 35, was the quickest of the lot as he put in six laps around the 1.6 Kms dirt track clocking a best of one minute, 39 seconds as against 21-year old Veiby’s 01:39.6. The pair was

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Team MRF eyeing another 1-2 finish in APRC Malaysia

Gaurav Gill keen to bounce back with victory Johor Bahru (Malsyai), August 10: The two-car Team MRF, spearheaded by India’s Gaurav Gill,  are seeking another 1-2 finish as the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship gets underway here on Friday with the International Rally of Johor. Delhi-based Gill, 35, is defending not only his Malaysian crown, but also the APRC title that he won for the second time last year. Parked between him and success is his MRF-Skoda team-mate, 21-year old from Norway Ole Christian Veiby or just “OC” as he prefers to be called. Both are piloting the super-quick Race

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Strong F3 Points Haul for Jehan at Spa

1 Win, 2 second places in Rookie Classification 31 July, Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium): Sahara Force India Academy racer, Jehan Daruvala finished strongly in the top 5 in all 3 races of Round 6 of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The legendary 7 km Formula 1 circuit – Spa Francorchamps hosted the Belgian round of the highly competitive feeder series to F1. Jehan showcased solid pace throughout the weekend, which as expected at Spa, was fraught with inclement weather and rapidly changing conditions. The Mumbai youngster, driving for Carlin Motorsport, had to quickly acclimatise to the environs and the car setup was slated to

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MAHAVEER WINS MAIDEN BOSS GP RACE

Chennai teenager takes championship lead Mahaveer Raghunathan clinched his maiden victory in the formula class of the Boss GP as he produced a flawless display of racing in the fourth round of the championship at Zolder, Belgium, on Saturday. The victory has helped the Chennai youngster, who represents PS Racing by Coloni Motorsport, take the championship lead with 149 points. He is now two points ahead of Austria's Johann Ledermair.  Mahaveer who started from third spot on the grid emerged on top in the 16 lap race followed by Italy's Salvatore De Plano. In qualifying, Mahaveer, driving a Lola Gibson Tech 3.4 V8, had produced

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