Mahindra Adventure has confirmed that it’s going to put out of the 2020 INRC owing to the brief length of the season, however will supply its rally-prepped Super XUV300s to drivers Gaurav Gill/Musa Sherif and Amitrajit Ghost/Ashwin Kumar to take part as privateers.
Mahindra Adventure won’t be racing in 2020 INRC however stays dedicated to the game
Mahindra Adventure has confirmed to carandbike that the manufacturing facility workforce won’t be collaborating within the upcoming 2020 Indian National Rally Championship. The brief length of the 2020 season was one of many key causes for the corporate to drag out of the championship. The announcement is big contemplating Mahindra Adventure is the one manufacturing facility workforce and has dominated the championship since its arrival in 2013. However, the workforce is providing its rally-prepped Super XUV300s to drivers Gaurav Gill and Musa Sherif in addition to Amitrajit Ghosh and Ashwin Kumar to enter as privateers within the upcoming marketing campaign.
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Responding to a question raised by carandbike, Mahindra Adventure mentioned, “Mahindra Adventure rally team will not be officially entering the INRC season. Our rally prepared Super XUV300s are offered to Gaurav/Musa and Amitrajit/ Ashwin to enter as privateers. The short duration if the season (2 months) does not allow adequate time to do any marketing/promotional activities which otherwise would have been spread through the year.”
The determination comes within the wake of the pandemic that put a number of motorsport occasions and championships off the rail. INRC too was postponed indefinitely in the beginning of the yr with the present season salvaged into a brief two month interval comprising 5 rounds. It would not assist that the preliminary rounds at being performed within the North-East, which makes it logistically harder in these instances – each bodily and financially. The 2020 INRC will start on December 16/17 in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, and can culminate on January 30/31, 2021, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
However, Mahindra Adventure did say that the choice to drag out of INRC is a one-off. The workforce stays dedicated to the game and can make a comeback in future seasons. However, this may rely on the prevailing circumstances and the workforce mentioned it should decide in the end on getting into the following season.
A press release from the corporate learn, “Mahindra Adventure will take a call on entering the next season in due course. Mahindra Adventure is still committed to the sport and hence the decision to provide rally-ready cars to our team drivers/navigators.”
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The rally-spec Mahindra Super XUV300 ready by Arka Motorsports was launched in 2019 season with Gaurav Gill driving the turbo petrol model, whereas Amitrajit Ghosh drove the diesel-powered model. The subcompact SUV changed the Mahindra Super XUV500 that went to win a number of rallies during the last couple of years. The Super XUV300 noticed Gaurav Gill pick-up the win on the Popular Rally in Kochi.