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Gagan Sethi defends JK Tyre Hornbill Rally title

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima (Nagaland) 

Delhi's Gagan lived up to his reputation by defending his Rally title here on Monday.

Competing in the open category, Gagan (with navigator Sabatullah Khan) was at his sublime best, finishing the 55-km TSD rally with a mere penalty of 29 seconds to emerge victorious.

The rally, held in the backdrop of the famous Festival, was flagged-off by multiple Indian National Rally Champion Hari Singh from The competitors traversed through rocky terrains on the outskirts of Kohima to reach the finish line in Kisama Village.

They had to negotiate a total of seven surprise time controls.

Gagan, who teamed up with Sabatullah for the first time, conceded that the victory was indeed very special as it was He promptly dedicated the win to his wife.

The second place was taken by Bijo Awom and Chandrasekhar (1:44 minutes penalty) while and finished third with a penalty of 2:05 minutes.

of Nagaland Shri Neiphiu Riphu called the event a grand success and vowed to make it even bigger in the years to come.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:00 IST