Maiden ti­tle for Team MOCA

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Man­ab­hum Off­road­ers Club of Arunachal (Team MOCA) stood united and strong when it mat­tered the most to emerge as cham­pion of the JK Tyre Orange 4x4 Fury in Dam­buk, Arunachal Pradesh.

The MOCA men, Aditya Mei (co­driver Chow Su­jee­wan Choutang) and Chow Uj­jal Namshum (co­driver Chow Ingieng Mein), had only a five­point edge over de­fend­ing cham­pion Ger­rari Off­road­ers from Chandi­garh go­ing into the fi­nal two stages of the day.

They knew it was now or never and wanted to dish out some­thing spe­cial for the home crowd. And, they came up with a stun­ning show in the open­ing stage (Camp the River) to col­lect full 100 points.

The Ger­rari men, Gurmeet Singh (co­driver Gur­pratap Sandhu) and Kabir Waraich (Yu­vraj Singh Ti­wana) put their heart and soul into the race but ended up with 30 penalty points to fin­ish sec­ond. It hurt them much and in turn made things rather easy for the lo­cal stars en­ter­ing the fi­nal stretch (Dam­buk River), where they played it safe and steady to clinch their maiden ti­tle.

The win­ner went home richer by Rs. 2.5 lakh and the next two fin­ish­ers were awarded 1.5 and one lakh re­spec­tively.

RAYAN ROZARIO

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