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Gill eyeing another podium finish

india Updated: May 26, 2012 00:48 IST
Sharad Deep
Sharad Deep
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Team MRF's Gaurav Gill has set his sight on another podium finish at the Brakes Direct International Rally of Queensland, which is the third round of the 2012 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).

After winning the second leg at New Caledonia last month, Gill is confident of a second win.

“I’m in good form and hope to finish on the podium here,” said Gill after a good run at different stages of the rally on Friday.

“It's true that at the beginning, driving the MRF Skoda wasn’t easy and even today the left and right hand drive system is a worry, but I’m getting used to it.”

He, however, was ready for a tough challenge from Team MRF’s other driver, Chris Atkinson, because of his local experience. “It's been Chris's hometown and he was half a second ahead of me today, so I am expecting a good fight,” said Gill.

At New Caledonia, Atkinson drove at a blistering pace through the rough and slippery southern red roads to take a lead of nearly two minutes over Gill, but the scenario changed when his car stalled on the final morning.

The writer's trip is sponsored by MRF