FMSCI releases calendar for 2016 Indian Rally Championship

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FMSCI releases calendar for 2016 Indian Rally Championship
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May 6, 2016, 7:01 AM

Federation of Motor Sports Club of India released the five-round calendar for 2016 Indian Rally Championship, on Friday

Karna Kadur and Vivek Ponnusamy, Volkswagen Polo
Deam Mascarenhas and Shanmuga SN, Volkswagen Polo
Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif, XUV 500, Team Mahindra Adventure
Lohitt Urs and Shrikant Gowda, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
Lohitt Urs and Shrikant Gowda, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif, XUV 500, Team Mahindra Adventure
Rahul Kanthraj and Vivek Bhatt, Mitsubishi Cedia

The 2016 season backed by Kolkata-based Ramakrishna Race Performance Management (RRPM) will commence with the Rally of Coimbatore, on July 23-24.

With the addition of Noida in September, the series expands to five rallies, with the finale, Rally of Chikmaglur on December 9-11, along with the final round of the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.

Early last month, Rallycom chairman Ashwin Pandit had said, the IRC will be aimed and restricted to four-wheel championship.

"It will be restricted to overseas drivers driving imported cars, Indian drivers driving imported cars," said Pandit.

"And overseas drivers driving Indian cars, with the opportunity for Indian drivers in Indian cars to compete in the class."

The INRC being the National championship will form the category having 2000cc cars upto 1400cc, where Indian manufacturers have shown interest, in fielding factory teams.

Defending champion Lohitt Urs will be back with his Mitsubishi Evo8 while Indian ace Gaurav Gill and Amittrajit Ghosh, as well for the new season.

2016 IRC Calendar:

RoundVenueDateStage Type
1  Coimbatore July 23-24 Gravel
2  Nasik August 20-21 Tarmac
3  Noida September 17-18 Tarmac
4  Bangalore November 26-27 Gravel
5  Chikmaglur December 9-11 Gravel
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