RFC India Leg 5: Lim maintains superiority on penultimate day

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RFC India Leg 5: Lim maintains superiority on penultimate day
Rachit Thukral
By: Rachit Thukral
Jul 29, 2016, 6:33 AM

Force Motors' Merwyn Lim’s (co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid) lead in Rainforest Challenge India remains intact following the conclusion of the fifth leg on Thursday.

Unlike the other stages, the primary Twilight stage isn’t timed with drivers given 10 hours to cross the finish line. Those who make it to the end are awarded 100 points and progress to two further Twilight stages to be held on Friday.

The one's who pass the given checkpoint but are unable to finish the stage have 30 points added to their tally. They, however, do not qualify for the final leg.

With the top four drivers all making it to the finish, the lead remains with Malaysian Lim, who keeps a 40 points advantage over Gerrari Offroader's Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kripal Tung).

The Force Motors driver also became the first driver to cross the 2000 point mark with 2037 points while closest rival Virdi is on 1997.

The remaining Force Motors entries of Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) and Kabir Waraich (co-driver Gagan Sachdeva) also maintain their position as a result.

Cedrick Jordan DaSilva ( co-driver Floyd Preston) held on to fifth despite earning only 30 points in Thursday’s lone stage, after the Indian couldn't finish but passed the checkpoint.

Apart from the aforementioned four, nine other drivers finished the stage and progress into the final leg.

Standings after Leg 5 - Top 10:

Pos

Driver

Points

1

 Merwyn Lim

 Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid

2037

2

 Gurmeet Virdi

 Kirpal Singh Tung

1997

3

 Tan Eng Joo

 Tan Choon Hong

1961

4

 Kabir Waraich

 Gagan Sachdeva

1794

5

 Cedrick Jordan DaSilva

 Floyd Preston

1709

6

 Abinav Reddy Nukala

 Laxmikanth Reddy Thota

1663

7

 Jagat Nanjappa

 Chethan Chengappa

1630

8

 Sajid Fakih

 Imran Kazi

1513

9

 Bijender Singh

 Gajender Singh

1411

10

 Chaitanya Challa

 Shabarish Jagarapu

1323

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Author Rachit Thukral
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