Chikmagalur Rally: Kadur & Takale share wins in INRC & IRC's penultimate round

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Chikmagalur Rally: Kadur & Takale share wins in INRC & IRC's penultimate round
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Karna Kadur won the Indian National Rally Championship's category of Chikmagalur Rally on Sunday, while Sanjay Takale emerged victorious in the Indian Rally Championship contingent.

Kadur (co-driver Nikhil Pai) completed INRC’s eight stages in 01hr32m13.8s, 1m15.5s clear off fellow Volkswagen Polo driver Bikku Babu (co-driver Milen George).

While Volkswagen secured a 1-2 finish through its customer programme, it wasn’t exactly a perfect day for the German manufacturer with Rally de North winner Arjun Rao (co-driver K Rajgopal) crashing out after hitting a tree.

However, it was Mahindra who had the worst results of all, with both Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) and Sunny Sidhu (co-driver Musa Sheriff) failing to finish the rally.

While title contender Ghosh retired in the penultimate stage with a suspected technical problem, Sidhu wasn’t classified for failing to reach the parc ferme.

Meanwhile, Rahul Kantharaj (co-driver Vivek Bhatt) completed the podium in a Mitsubishi Evo 8 with a time of 1hr34m51.9s.

PosDriverCarTotalGap
1

Karna Kadur

Nikhil Pai

Volkswagen Polo

01:52:15.9 00:00:00.0
2

Dr Bikku Babu

Milen George

Volkswagen Polo

01:53:31.4 00:01:15.5
3

Rahul Kanthraj

Vivek Bhatt

Mitsubishi Evo 8

01:55:27.6 00:03:11.7
4

Bopaiah K.M

Karumbaiah G

Volkswagen Polo

01:55:46.5 00:03:30.6
5

Philippos Mathaii

Harish K N

Volkswagen Polo

01:56:52.6 00:04:36.7

Takale wins IRC class

Sanjay Takale, Noriko Takeshita, Subaru Impreza WRX, Cusco Racing
Sanjay Takale, Noriko Takeshita, Subaru Impreza WRX, Cusco Racing

Photo by: APRC

Despite a front-left puncture that severely hampered his time in Leg 1, Takale (co-driver Noriko Takeshita) managed to win the IRC class of the championship in his Subaru Impreza WRZ STI.

The veteran Indian rally driver who secured a podium finish in the international APRC class was also eligible for points in the IRC category, taking a dominant win.

Meanwhile, Ritesh M Guttedar (co-driver Sheeraz Ahmed) finished over 12 minutes behind in second, with Byram Godrej (co-driver Ninad Mirajgaonkar) completing the podium.

PosDriverCarTimeGap
1

Sanjay Takale

Noriko Takeshita

Subaru Impreza

01:48:59.2 00:00:00.0
2

Ritesh.M.Guttedar

Sheeraz Ahmed

Volkswagen Polo

02:01:12.3 00:12:13.1
3

Byram Godrej

Ninad Miraj Gaonkar

Volkswagen Polo

02:02:47.5 00:13:48.3
4

Shafraz Junaid

Akhry Ameer

Volkswagen Polo

02:02:52.5 00:13:53.3
5

Amol A Satoskar

Dr Dinesh

  02:03:26.0 00:14:26.8
6

Raghav K.P

Naveen Y G

Volkswagen Polo

02:04:36.8 00:15:37.6
7

Pramod Raman

Dilip Sharan

Mitsubishi Cedia

02:12:44.2 00:23:45.0
8

Joseph George

Guru Prasad M

Volkswagen Polo

02:13:16.0 00:24:16.8
9

Harshita Raj Gowda

Raj Sekhar Gowda

  02:19:08.4 00:30:09.2
10

Abhilash P G

Srikanth Gowda

Mitsubishi Evo 8

02:20:57.4 00:31:58.2
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Series Indian Rally
Event Rally of Chikmagalur
Author Rachit Thukral