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2018

TVS Racings R Nataraj Crowned Champion at Indian National Rally Championship 2018



  • Rajendra RE wins Super Sport (260) Group B & Imran Pasha wins Super Sport (165) Group B championships respectively
  • Aishwarya Pissay seals the championship in Group B Ladies Class
Mangalore, 29 October, 2018:

TVS Racing – the factory racing team of TVS Motor Company, finished the Indian National Rally Championship, 2018 (INRC) on a spectacular note. The team won the championship in 4 out of 5 categories, showcasing dominating performances throughout the racing season. The final round of the season that took place in Puttur, Mangalore this weekend saw the team racer Rajendra RE secure the top spot in the Super Bike Pro Experts Category. Making her comeback post the injury at the Baja World Rally, Aishwarya Pissay showed great form at the final round to outclass the competition to win the Group B Ladies Class and seal the championship for the second year in a row.

Overall in the championship, the team won across four categories. R Nataraj won the Super Bike (Pro Expert) Class Group A, teammate Rajendra RE won the Super Sport (260) Group B category. Aishwarya Pissay won the Group B Ladies Class and Imran Pasha won the Super Sport (165) Group B category. In the scooter class, Syed Asif Ali won the runner up title.

Commenting on the teams performance, B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing said, I am happy that we could maintain our winning record this year as well and would like to congratulate the team on their commendable performances. Today’s Rally was a comeback Rally for Aishwarya post her injury in Spain Baja and I am thrilled that she could finish the Rally on top. Nataraj and Rajendra maintained a consistent performance throughout the Rally despite their injuries and proved their dominance in their respective categories. Imran is in a great from right now, he has given some remarkable performances this year and I am glad that he is headed in the right direction. Asif has also maintained his pace in the Rally and secured a podium finish. I would also like to thank all the team members for their relentless hard work in keeping the bikes at its best form and supporting the team at every step.

Indian National Rally Championship 2018 results:

Class 1 Super Bike (Pro Expert) Class Group A R Nataraj RTR 450 FX P1
Class 4 Super Sport (260) Group B Rajendra RE RTR 200 P1
Class 3 Super Sport (165) Group B Imran Pasha RTR 160 P1
Class 8 Group B Ladies Class Aishwarya Pissay RTR 200 P1
Class 7 Group B Scooters (210) Syed Asif Ali Ntorq SXR P2

Final round Results (Mangalore round):

Class 1 Super Bike (Pro Expert) Class Group A Rajendra RE RTR 450 FX P1
Class 3 Super Sport (165) Group B Imran Pasha RTR 160 P2
Class 8 Group B Ladies Class Aishwarya Pissay RTR 200 P1
Class 7 Group B Scooters (210) Shamim Khan Ntorq SXR P2

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