The Force Gurkha RFC is back! The fourth season of the ultimate off-road competition is going to be held in Goa between 22 and 30 July.
Of the 40 teams taking part this year, 13 will be making their debut. Also, the main attraction will be the drive of William Dwaine Jungen, an American off-roader with an experience of more than 40 years. He will be driving the Scorpion Mk1 for Chandigarh’s Team IronScorpion. The Scorpion gets a patented suspension with 52-inch travel and 12-degree chassis role. It is powered by a 5.7-litre V8 and has been winning the US Top Truck Challenge for a few years.
The format has been changed considerably, with the initial legs of the competition being held in certain off-road locations away from the city and the spectator Special Stages (SS) taking place in the city towards the end of the competition. There have been some changes in the classes as well. Now there are separate petrol and diesel classes for above 3-litre engined vehicles. The organizers have also increased the stakes this year as the total benefits that the top Indian driver of the competition will get will amount to $8,000. This includes the automatic fully paid-for entry in the RFC 2017 Grand Final in Malaysia that is worth $3,900 and the travel expenses amounting to around $1,100. Moreover, Cougar Motorsport will contribute up to $3,000 towards the cost of arranging the competition vehicle for participating in the mother event in Malaysia, to be held at the end of the year.