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The Delhi maverick who walked away

india Updated: Oct 16, 2011 00:03 IST
Vinayak Pande
Vinayak Pande
Hindustan Times
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A good case can be made that circuit racing's loss is rallying's gain as far as Delhi's Gaurav Gill is concerned. The champion driver in the inaugural Formula Rolon series in 2006 has since found success in rallying. "I have no regrets about doing rallying because it is far more exciting and a greater challenge as far as I'm concerned," said Gill speaking to HT. "Plus of course, instead of paying to drive I get paid to drive right now".

He does not detract from the achievements of his track counterparts, Gill is critical of the change in attitude he feels hascrept into Indian racing. "A lot of young kids now seem to be more interested in the glamour side of it and showing off than racing," said Gill. There's also the difficulties of racing in India that kept Gill away from racing and that he feels keeps many north Indians away too. "The tracks are all down south and it is far more difficult for guys from the north to plan out their season." Having an F1 circuit in his own backyard comes as welcome news for Gill.

"I think we should see guys from here now get really serious about racing and that will definitely be a good thing for racing in India," said Gill.