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Evo India - - DUCATI SCRAMBLER 1100 - WORDS SUVRAT KOTHARI PHO­TOG­RA­PHY RO­HIT G MANE

down. Dur­ing legs four and five in Kol­ha­pur and Bel­gaum the weather was at its worst. Rains bashed the cars and vis­i­bil­ity be­came a real is­sue even dur­ing day time. That didn’t seem to ham­per Gill’s progress and he emerged vic­to­ri­ous in Goa, fin­ish­ing the Dak­shin Dare 2018 with the fastest time of the event.

“The car just felt great. The tyres suited the con­di­tions well, we had a per­fect pack­age and a great week” said Gill on his im­pres­sive win. Though, there was no va­ca­tion for Gill af­ter the rally. “Now I need to go back to driv­ing the R5 rally car in the UK. We do two days of test­ing and then we go to Wales Rally GB which is one of the fastest and one of the most ex­cit­ing ral­lies of the year.” So, be­fore Gill’s play­ground hop­ping starts again, he made sure to put up a great show for the spec­ta­tors and his fans at the 2018 Dak­shin Dare.L

Top: Gau­rav Gill muscling his Su­perXUV through the stages. Above: Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif af­ter fin­ish­ing with the fastest time at the Dak­shin Dare 2018

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