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Defending champion Sethi aims to conquer JK Tyre Hornbill Rally again

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

The country's top rallyists were all set to compete in the Hornbill Rally, with the defending champion Gagan promising another valiant attack on the title on Monday.

Held in the backdrop of the famous Hornbill Festival, Gagan and his were all excited and raring to go in their Gypsy.

"It is great to be back here in for the Hornbill Rally. I come here as defending champion and I know that I am the favourite this year too," Gagan said.

"Of course, a lot has changed in the last three years and a number of new faces and new contenders have emerged. But I am confident that we will be able to defend the title," he added.

The rally which will run over a distance of 55 km is going to be tricky as the rallyists will not be given prior information about the course or the triple cautions. They will be handed the tulips just a minute before the flag-off, making their task that much more challenging.

"That's the charm of a good rally," another top contnder Samuel, who competed in the Open class, said.

"The mystery is what turns this into a level playing-field and we have to rely on our instincts and calculations to get over the line first. We are really excited about tomorrow and are confident of finishing on the podium," he added.

The rally, held under the aegis of FMSCI, will be flagged-off Monday at 8:30 am from the and end at Village Kisama.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 21:25 IST