The third season of Force Gurkha RFC India, which is the toughest off-road motorsport event of the country, began in Goa on 22nd July 2016 and will be held till 29th July 2016.
Sponsored by Force Motors, RFC India was launched by Delhi-based Cougar Motorsport in 2014. The India Chapter of the Malaysian RFC, which is listed among the top ten toughest motor races globally, is the country’s first and toughest international off-road motorsport event. Moreover, RFC India is currently counted in the top three in the RFC global series which has 25 editions worldwide.
RFC 2016 is back for what is expected to be an immensely tough and rugged third season. This year, 30 teams from across the country, each comprising a driver and a co-driver, are going to compete for the ultimate RFC India title with the top Indian driver of the competition winning a free automatic entry to the Rainforest Challenge (RFC) Mother Event to be held in Malaysia later in the year.
The event promises an eye popping off-roading adventure which will be held in four competitive legs – Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zone. The Prologue Special Stages (SS) will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat in Dona Paula followed by the Predator and the Terminator stages at Quepem (Cavorem) in South Goa and then finally concluding with the Twilight SS at Sattari (Morlem) in North Goa.
Based on a point system, the competition tests the driving and vehicle recovery skills of the competing teams under extreme off-roading scenarios. The competitors can earn points on successful completion of stages. However, penalties will be incurred in case of failure to complete a task, non-adherence to the rules and damage to the flora or fauna at the event location. The team with maximum points in their account at the end of the competition wins the title.
2016 Force Gurkha RFC India
– It is the toughest off-road motorsport event of the country
– It began on 22nd July 2016 and will be held till 29th July 2016
– RFC 2016 will be held in four competitive legs – Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zone