Maiden title for Team MOCA
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.