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Rainforest Challenge 2015 kicks off at Dona Paula




After a highly successful inaugural season last year, Force Gurkha RFC India kicked off its second edition at the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula on Friday.

Twenty three teams from across the country, including two teams from Goa, will compete for the Force Gurkha RFC India 2015 trophy, events of which will be held in different parts of the state until July 31. The first leg of India’s only international off-road motorsport event will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula over the next couple of days where it will be easy for the spectators to come and witness the event. Thereafter, the motorsport extravaganza will be conducted at off-road locations in Quepem, Sanguem and Sattari.

Participating teams, each with a driver and co-driver, will have to fight the rain, mud, steep slippery slopes, deep ruts, gullies, flooded rivers and landslides to reach their ultimate goal.

The teams will have to compete in 24 Special Stages (SS) which are divided into four sections, Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight.

Through 24 SS, the competition tests the driving and vehicle recovery skills of the competitors under extreme off-road conditions.

Speaking on the launch of the second edition, founder of RFC Luis JA Wee said he expects a bigger and better performance from the drivers after a successful inaugural event.

“After a successful inaugural season, we all expect to see a bigger and better performance from the teams. The upgrading this time has been tremendous. In next few days a lot of passion will be put into action,” Wee said while addressing the media at a press conference here on Friday.


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