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Veiby grabs lead as Gill suffers damper issues

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 29: India’s Gaurav Gill of Team MRF Tyres, struggling with an errant damper, saw his slender advantage vanish as team-mate Ole Christian Veiby from Norway literally splashed his way to a 33.2-second lead in the International Rally of Whangarei which is also the first round of the 2017 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, here on Saturday that marked by heavy rains in the afternoon. Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot), the reigning APRC champion and Veiby (Stig Rune Skjærmoen) were locked in a thrilling and close battle through the morning. Delhi-based Gill, winner here last year, led Veiby by

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Jehan on Pole at Monza

Creates history becoming first Indian on pole in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship Monza, Italy : Indian Racing Star, Jehan Daruvala created history by becoming the first ever Indian on pole in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 18 year old’s feat comes over 16 years after Narain Karthikeyan was on pole in Macau after completing the erstwhile British F3 Championship. The thrilling qualifying session for Round 2 of the Championship at the Grand Prix Circuit of Monza saw British racer Callum Illot on top of the time sheet as the chequered flag fell. Jehan was still out on track

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Gaurav Gill sets hot pace for early lead

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 28: India’s Gaurav Gill of Team MRF Tyres, the defending champion, put the hammer down with a scorching night run of the Super Special Stage and led team-mate Ole Christian Veiby by 2.5 seconds as the International Rally of Whangarei, the first round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship got underway here on Friday. Gill (co-driver Stephane Prevot) came up with an imperious drive during the two loops of the 1Km long Super Special Stage that was also used for the morning’s shakedown where APRC debutant Veiby was the quickest. However, in the night run, it

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Gill, Team MRF geared for APRC title defense

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 27: India’s Gaurav Gill of Team MRF Tyres appears well primed to begin the defense of his FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship crown as the first round, the International Rally of Whangarei, commences here Friday evening with a ceremonial flag-off followed by a 1Km Super Special Stage that will be run twice. Delhi-based Gill along with Belgian veteran Stephane Prevot in the co-driver’s seat, has Norway’s 20-year old Ole Christian Veiby as his new team-mate. Veiby is making his debut in the APRC partnered by co-driver and compatriot Stig Rune Skjærmoen. Both Gill and Veiby, a regular in

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AKHIL RABINDRA SECURED A PODIUM IN HIS DEBUT

AKHIL RABINDRA SECURED A PODIUM IN HIS DEBUT At the British GT Championship held at Oulton Park. The McLaren GT Driver Academy racer Akhil Rabindra, secured a credible third in silver category, in his debut British GT Championship held at Oulton Park, UK recently. The Bangalore boy Akhil Rabindra, recently moved from the single seater BRDC Formula 3 to British GT series and started making a strong impression from the Round-1. The British GT Championship series consists of 9 Races of which Race-1 and 2 are completed British GT-debutants Akhil Rabindra and team mate Dean Macdonald made a strong start to their

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