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MRF to enter World Rally Championship-2 with Gaurav Gill

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian today confirmed its much awaited entry into the FIA World Rally Championship-2 category with Gill.

The switch to WRC-2 ends MRF's 16-year campaign in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship where it won nine titles including three with Gill.

Team is now foraying into the WRC 2 with Gill at the wheel," said the tyre-maker in a statement, revealing very little about its latest venture.

The announcement means Gill finally gets to drive at a significantly higher level, something he was itching to do after the APRC success in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

WRC-2 is already underway with four of the 13 rounds already completed and it is not yet known whether Gill will join the championship from round five scheduled in from April 26-29.

"We hope to complete all the entry procedures by the end of the month. Thereafter, we will take a call on when to join the championship and which car Gill will drive," said a

At the APRC, MRF had tied up with Czech in the 2012 season with drivers behind the wheel of a It later moved to Fabia R5 in 2016.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 17:10 IST