Experienced Karamjit Singh was a cut above the rest, finishing only second best to overall winner Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) on the concluding day of the INRC (Round- 2) Rally of Maharashtra 2013, in Nashik on Sunday.
Going flat out on an overcast day, the JK Tyre-backed Karam-jit did well on the final three stag-es to win the Indian Rally Champ-ionship (IRC) Class and finish second overall. In end analysis, Gill, driving a modified XUV 500, was the quickest (1:26:29), with Karamjit trailing in at (1:27:40).
On the final day, Karamjit, driving Volkswagen Polo, lived up to his top billing clocking the fastest time among the two-wheel-drive (2WD) cars on a terrain that he described as, “challenging and extremely tricky”.
Held on the outskirts of Nashik, the event is the only tarmac rally in the INRC calendar and this year the rains threw another challenge at the drivers. The 2002 Production Car World champion was the fastest on the first stage of the day to take the Polo to its second win in only its second rally.