40 contestants to battle for glory at the 4th edition of RFC India in Goa


Rainforest Challenge India 2017


  • Season 4 of India’s biggest and toughest international off-road competition to have a    reworked format 
  • Overall benefits to the top Indian driver of the competition increased to $8,000
  •  Veteran Malaysian driver Mervyn Lim to drive for Mumbai’s Team Fairmont


The 4th edition of the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India, to be held in Goa from 22nd July to 30th July 2017, has witnessed a record 40 entries. This includes 8 entries from Hyderabad, 7 from Kerala, 4 teams from Mumbai, 7 from Karnataka including 4 entries from Bangalore, 3 teams each from Goa, Delhi and Chandigarh, 2 from Pune, 2 from Tamil Nadu and 1 entry from Yamunanagar.

As per Mr. Ashish Gupta, Director, Cougar Motorsport Pvt. Ltd., the company that has the India franchise rights for RFC, 
“We opened registrations on 1st February through an announcement on our Social Media pages and received two third of the entries within 9 hours. This overwhelming response is quite heartening as it means that our hard work over the last three years has paid off and Force Gurkha RFC India is now a well-respected and coveted competition in the Indian off-roading community. Since it is an extremely tough competition and has to be completed in the stipulated time period, there is only a certain number of entries that we can accept. Hence, when we had reached the 40 mark in a couple of days, we decided to close registrations and requested others to wait till the next edition.”
Pune-based Force Motors Ltd, which was the title sponsor of the event for its first three editions, has retained the title sponsorship for the 2017 edition as well.

Mumbai-based Fairmont Group has signed veteran Malaysian driver Mervyn Lim, who was the first runner-up in all the previous editions of Force Gurkha RFC India. In the earlier editions, Lim represented Force Motors Ltd. 
Iron Scorpion HMV at RFC India 2017
Iron Scorpion HMV
Team Fairmont, which has 4 entries in the competition this year, will also feature a US driver who will be driving an IronScorpion HMV, a vehicle that has replaced the Hummer in the US Army. The third vehicle for this team will be manned by the group’s director Sameer Chunawala, who will be competing in Force Gurkha RFC India for the third consecutive year. 

Following is the list of the individuals and teams that would be participating in Force Gurkha RFC India 2017:

RFC India 2017 entry list


Share on Google Plus

About Vivek Manjarekar

Thanks for reading our post. We at MotorZest always strive to bring you the best news and quality reviews on cars & bikes in India. Do follow us on our social media platforms to have great conversations!
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

0 comments:

Post a Comment