Gagan does it again in JK Tyre Hornbill Rally
The broken terrain looked pretty tight and tricky but defending champion Gagan Sethi (codriver Sabatullah Khan) played it simple and safe to retain the title in the JK Tyre Hornbill Rally, a TSD event for four wheelers, on December 3.
Gagan was delighted. “It’s my wedding anniversary today and I want to gift this title to my wife. I am sure she will be thrilled as much as me,” he said.
Initially, he was a bit sceptical about his victory chances as there were a few others such as Bijo Awomi (codriver Chandrasekhar) and Tali Akang (codriver Nirav Mehta) who did their bit as well. It was the first two time controls that had the drivers go a bit crazy. Obviously, they all had their fingers crossed for over three hours for the final results but when it was out, Gagan rejoiced and so did his partner.
The raw terrain and the picturesque ambience of Arunachal Pradesh provided the perfect backdrop to explore escapades of the most challenging order. The active public participation from both the masses and the media had made this venture an instant hit as well.
This will only encourage young talent in the region to make the best use of their opportunity to reach greater heights.