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2nd round of National Rally championship from July 18

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

About 40 entries have been received for the 2nd Round of the MRF MOGRIP FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, beginning here from July 18.

The first round of the championship was held at Nashik in May and the overall winner was Aravind K P, Coimbatore Auto Sports Club secretary, J Prithviraj, the organisers, told reporters here today.

Top riders, including V S Naresh and Nataraj will be seen in action along with local riders like V Venu Ramesh Kumar and S Kandeesh.

As is the norm, MRF 2W Rally of Coimbatore will be run on gravel stages, he said.

"Two-wheeler rallying is making its appearance again this season, after a gap," he said.

The rally will be run twice on a physical stage of 25.15 km and total distance is approximately 140 km. "The stages are around the wind farms near Kethanur for the competitors to service and refuel their vehicles," he said.

While the first day--July 18--will see formalities like documentation, the rally will be held the next day, which will be flagged off by City Mayor P Rajkumar, he said.

Machines from TVS, Hero, Bajaj and Mahindra are expected to take part in the event, he added.

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First Published: Thu, July 16 2015. 15:42 IST