Coimbatore: Abdul Wahid Tanveer of Team TVS riding a TVS RTR 450 motorcycle, won the overall title in the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, the fourth round of the MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers, here on Sunday.
“The route was very challenging and I enjoyed riding the stages,” said Bangalore based winner Abdul Wahid Tanveer. He clocked 1 hr 02 min, 13 seconds to complete the challenging Special Stages set around the wind farms near the Kethanur (Palladam) area.The total distance of the route was approximately 145 kms, total distance of the Special Stages approximately 70 kms. This time around, unlike last year, there were two Special Stages — the LMW Stage (13.9km) and the Premier Stage (10.95km).
The rally was flagged off by Dr. R. Sivakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), from the Andal Kalyana Mandapam on Trichy Road and finished at the same point. Mr. Amarnath, District Manager MRF Ltd., gave away the prizes. Organisers CASC would like take this opportunity to thank MRF for sponsoring the event as well as the Championship, and look forward to their continued support
Team TVS Racing’s Abdul Waheed Tanveer had won the opening three rounds. R. Nataraj of Team TVS on a TVS RTR 450 motorcycle, came overall second in a time of 1 hr 04 minutes and 21 seconds, while SD.Viswas, a privateer took third position overall on a Yamaha 250F motorcycle, clocking 1 hr 12 minutes and 01 seconds.
Fifty eight riders took part in the in the rally organised by Coimbatore Auto Sports Club, while Local lad Vikram Sekar won the Star of Tamil Nadu category exclusively for riders from Tamil Nadu.