Tejinder Pal Singh along with his co-driver Harpreet Singh of Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh has won the inaugural Force Gurkha RFC North India. He has been awarded a free automatic entry to Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 to be held in Goa from 22nd July to 29th July. This makes Tejinder the first confirmed participant of Force Gurkha RFC India 2016.
Tejinder won following strenuous competition comprising five extremely challenging tasks, or Special Stages (SS), over two days. His driving and vehicle recovery skills were put to test, along with the other competing teams in extreme off-road conditions. Tejinder was driving a Mahindra CJ3B and scored 462 points out of 500, with a perfect 100 in three of the SS.
Gurpratap Singh (Maneet Sandhu) and Sanbir Dhaliwal (Gunbir Dhaliwal), both from Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, won the second and the third positions with 350 and 315 points respectively. A ‘Spirit of RFC’ special prize was awarded to Bijender Singh (Gajender Singh) of Northern India Offroad Club for competing against extraordinary circumstances.
Force Gurkha RFC, now in its third year is counted among the top ten toughest motor races in the World. Following the successful completion of two editions of RFC India, the North and South Regional Chapters have been launched this year. RFC South India Chapter will take place on 23rd and 24th January near Bangalore with the winner of that event becoming the second confirmed participant of Force Gurkha RFC India 2016.
Expressing his elation at this win, Tejinder said, “Members of my club have performed brilliantly at the RFC India Mother Event over the last couple of years and I am happy that we have retained that tradition by bringing home the RFC North India 2016 trophy. Harpreet and I studied the RFC India format thoroughly and watched videos of the past events to learn from the good strategies as well as mistakes of various teams. We were clear that it is a team competition and in order to win we had to trust each other completely and work in tandem without losing our cool. I am very happy that our hard work has paid off. Now I am going to work doubly hard to prepare for the Mother Event and do everything possible to win that ultimate trophy as well.”