‘pit stop’ motor sports organised its second event, ‘2W Rally of Nashik 2011’, flagged off on 21st August 2011
from village Paste near Sinner in Nashik district. The 125 km route of the rally consisted of 2 special stages ‘Alfa’& ‘Beta’ stretching 7.5 kms each and both the SS were repeated adding up to 39 kms of adventurous and challenging trail each. This was a treat for motor sports lovers as well as spectators. A total of 40 participants from the region participated in the event.
The first bike was flagged off at 0801 hours and defending champion Ganeash Lokhande (J.A.W.S. Racing team) was 1.03 minutes ahead of Parvinderingh Hunjan. The third position saw a tough fight between Kaustubh Macche and Shahsank Shevale, however Macche managed to grab the position by a margin of 8 seconds.
The scooter class had veteran rider Shamim Khan on his Mahindra rodeo racing to an easy win over the rest in the scooter class. Khan was 5 minutes ahead of Harshal Kadbhane while Babuddin Ansari finished third.
The rally had a special Bullet class for Royal Enfield riders with 10 entries from Nashik and Pune. This gave the spectators a very unusual experience, watching the bullets going flat out on the dirt terrain. In this class, Arvind Singh had a comfortable win over Sushil Kakad with an advantage of 2 minutes. Riding 19 seconds behind was third position holder Anand Bansode.
The motorcycle classes too had some interesting competition. In the Class 2 (Group “C”: Above 130 cc up to 165 cc) Amit Suryavanshi emerged as the winner, followed by Maansingh Thakur and Vikram Singh Rajput. The winners of Class 7 (Group “B”: Above 210 cc up to 260 cc) were Ganesh Lokhande followed by Kautubh Macche and the third position was taken by Kanhay Athley who even won the Best First Timers award.
Class 8(Group “B”: up to 130 cc) positions were taken by Parvinder Singh Hunjan, Suraj Kute and Akshay Patil. Suraj Kute had a lead of more than 7 minutes over the third position holder. Class 9 (Group “B”: Above 130 cc up to 165 cc) had young Shashank Shevale win the class followed by Kalyan Jambhekar and Mohan Pawar.
Sujeet Kalsekar, Ganesh Lokhande’s tuner was awarded the Tuners Trophy for motocycles and Balu Bendale, Shamim Khans tuner got the tuners trophy in scooters while Baljeet Singh Kochhar, got the tuner’s Trophy in Bullet class for tuning Arvind Singh’s motorcycle.
Pictures: Chetan Save & ‘pit stop’ motor sports