About Motor Rallying
Motor Rallying is a sport that need no introduction to those who love to
drive to their extremes. Yes! Its an extreme sport of driving to the limits
and beyond that. And while there are rules on the road, in motor rallying
expecially in the mountain regions the rules are set by the nature. Its upto
the rallyists discretion to whether to go by nature or to to go by his own
Motor Rallying Tips
Basically your driving instincts help a lot and in motor rallying
especially on the off beaten tracks, it totally depends on you tackle the
driving challenges. One of the major coverage areas of motors rallying are
mountainous zones and the countryside areas.
The countryside towns are extremely variable and offer exciting
opportunities for motor rallying. The popular ones include safari rallying
in the forestsed regions and its a test for both the driver and the vehicles
as the route takes them over desert swamps, mountanous terrain and bush and
grassland areas, which is not even included in a jeep safari expedition.
When taking up such rally expeditions follow these points from the
check the fuel tank, air pressure in the tyres of the car, proper working
and alignment of the clutch plates, brakes, gears and the engine. The most
important point, a valid licence and total experince in rally driving.
Hill clims ususally take place on closed public roads and the fastes car up
the hill wins the rally. There are two crew members allowed in a rally, a
driver and a navigator. Time panelties can always be imposed on those
rallyists who fail to meet his target time.
Motor Rallying In India
The Topographical distribution of India makes it ideal for motor rallies:
desert roads, beaches, hills, mountain ranges and forests tracks; there's no
end of excitement on wheels in the exciting Indian terrain. The major rally
events in India are the Vintage Car Rally, a periodic and recurring event in
most of India's major metros; the Monsoon Rally that begins from Kolkatta,
and the Charminar Challenge Rally.
But the most important of all these and which attracts international
attention of every rallyist is the Himalayan Car Rally, which is now vying
for championship status. Nearly 70% of its routes are in the highly
competitive zones using dirt roads, forest roads, dry river beds, mountain
roads with 30% diverted through the transport section.
Vintage Car Rally
The rally takes off from New Delhi for Sohna in Haryana and terminates the
same day at the starting point. Participants come dressed in cheerful period
costumes and some very rare, collector cars are displayed and run the rally.
Some attention grabbers include a '35 Jaguar Convertible or a '34 Austin
Saloon Deluxe or an 1898 Humberette.
The Monsoon Rally, an annual feature, begins from Kolkatta. It is a monsoon
event for cars and motorcycles in which getting wet is almost as important
as winning points in the rally.
Himalayan Car Rally
Himalayan Car Rally is one of the most important and challenging of all the
rallies, which attracts rallyists from India as well as abroad. New Delhi is
both its beginning and the concluding point. Usually, the rally is divided
into four legs totalling over 3,200-kms, concentrating on the mountain
terrain of Himahcal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
Several prizes and trophies are offered for the event, the more important
being the over all winners Air-India Trophy, the Coupe-des Dames Trophy,
class prizes, Charminar Challenge Award and several other prizes.
Motor Rallying Events in India: