sports-india-news

Gill crowned FIA APRC Champion

Guangdong (China), Nov 2 : Gaurav Gill created history by becoming the first Indian driver to win the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) title after finishing Day 1 of the Rally of China at the wheel of his Team MRF Skoda Fabia S2000.


Title rival and teammate Esapekka Lappi was leading Saturday with Gill in second. The Indian, with Australian co-driver Glenn Macneall, only had to finish the rally to secure his first title while Lappi is in a position to move up to second in the championship, having finished second in the S2000 category at the recent Sanremo Rally in Italy.

Finnish Lappi leads the event by four minutes. There's still a day to go before the end when Gill and the team can celebrate on the podium. Gill suffered a puncture which cost him 2-3 minutes but managed to get back in the rally.



"This is definitely the highlight of my career so far. We've come close on several other occasions and this year wasn't easy either. I have to thank the team, my co-driver Glenn, Skoda and a big thank you to MRF tyres too as they've stuck with me all these years and so it's nice to reward them and my country," said Gill.

--IANS (Posted on 02-11-2013)

sports-india-news headlines

Armaan Ebrahim set for GT World Series

India draw with Ireland, win series 2-0

U-12 tennis: Double for Boopathy, Richa

TTFI hires North Korean coaches to train youngsters

Lahiri picks up valuable lessons at Malaysian Open

Arvind Bhat out of New Zealand Open

Holders Churchill Brothers looking to survive relegation

I-L: Pune FC looking for payback; host East Bengal

Bibek Sardar takes narrow lead at Golmuri Juniors

I-League: Pune FC keen to break jinx against East Bengal

Javia to clash with Boopathy in U-12 tennis meet final

Indian women beat Ireland 2-1

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top