Jagat-Chetan pair wins RFC off-road event

Jagat Nanjappa-Chetan Changappa won the fifth season of RFC with a total score of 2,006 points. Photo: Rainforest Challenge India/FB

Dona Paula, Goa: Jagat Nanjappa-Chetan Changappa duo of Coorgs Team V5 Offroaders on Saturday emerged as the champions of Isuzu Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India off-road motorsport event.

They have won the fifth season of RFC with a total score of 2,006 points out of 2600. With this win, Jagat and Chetan have become the second Indian, and the first offroader from south India, to win the title, according to a release.

Jagat and Chetan will represent India at RFC 2018 Global Series grand finale. The total benefits they have received amount to $10,000, including the entry fee, airfares as well as support towards car rental in Malaysia.

The overall second position was held by Malaysian driver Mervyn Lim (co-driver Alex Tan) of Team G.O.A. Fairmont with 1849 points.

Defending champion Gurmeet Virdi (co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung) of Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh clinched the third spot on the podium with 1,800 points.

Sanbir Singh Dhaliwal (co-driver Gurpartap Singh Sandhu) of Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh was at the fourth spot in the competition with 1,742 points, while Dr Chaitanya Challa (co-driver Shabarish Jagarapu) from Hyderabad, also representing Team G.O.A. Fairmont, secured a spot in the top five with 1,668 points.

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