Western India Sports Association, the Best Organizer in the country, is bringing Rally extravaganza for motorsports fans in Nashik. Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra, the 1st round of FMSCI Indian Rally Championship is scheduled during 12th to 15th June 2014.
The rally will run in the challenging ghats of Bhandardara. The highest peak in Maharashtra, Kalasubai, will be seen thr’out all 3 stages. In monsoon the only tarmac route in IRC will become more technical. So the fight among Gaurav Gill, Amitrajit Ghosh, Sunny Siddhu, Sameer Thapar will be feast to watch.
The Nashikites will get opportunity to enjoy the thrill of speed on Friday, 13th June 2014 at 3.00 pm onwards in Phalke Smarak campus. This will be the first special stage of the event running for about 2.5 kms. Saturday and Sunday will be the main attraction for the speed lovers. One will have to start very early from Nashik at around 5.00 am to enter into stages before closure of route. There are few concentrated spectator points marked en-route in all 3 stages. Good photography can be done here. Food vans will also be parked near these points. There are 2 such spectator / media points in Beta stage (longest stage ), and one each in Alpha and Gamma stages. All these points are easily approachable from Mhaiswalan Ghat. After climbing the ghat, you will find directions painted on road. All enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the Rally.
FMSCI has altered the regulations for rally in 2014 to accommodate players from foreign countries as well. Therefore INRC has renamed as Indian Rally Championship. Anyone from FIA’s Asia Zone countries can participate and win championship points. 2014 Indian Rally Champion can be an outsider or some foreign Driver.
All big names, Mahindra Adventure, Hotel Gateway, RED FM 93.5 and Overdrive are with WISA this year too. In addition to that Nashik’s very own Nashik City Centre has joined the team. And Sula Vineyard, the brand which gave Nashik new introduction as Wine Capital of India is also linked with Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra this year.
New concepts have always originated in Nashik event. 2014 is not an exception to the rule. First time in the history of motorsports in India, a film is being made on Indian Rally Championship. Powerdrift is Associate Sponsor of Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra. The team of Powerdrift, is a new hope for Indian Motorsports. They are here to give novel dimension to the Indian Motoring. They make films on automobiles as fine as any commercial main stream films. This is definitely a step ahead in Indian motorsports scenario. The next generation will certainly be impressed.
Mahindra Adventure, the Title sponsor, is a challenge for off-roading lovers. They have organized more than 50 off roading events in last 2 years. Also started off-roading Championship first time in India. Mahindra Adventure entered INRC in 2013 with a bang, same year they connected with WISA too. First time ever and their Star competitor Gaurav Gill washed out every other driver by huge time difference. However due to FMSCI regulations he was not INRC Champion in 2013. But he proved that Diesel XUV can perform much better if it is right hands.
Hotel Gateway, a venture of Taj group of Hotels, the leading Five star hotel chain of India. Their name is synonym of trust and truthfulness. No second opinion. They are with WISA for last 14 years. This year too Hotel Gateway is Hospitality Partner. RED FM 93.5, is a prominent Radio channel in India. They have also been associated with WISA since their entry in Nashik. India is young country. RED FM really connects to the youth, as they play latest trends, newest music.
Overdrive, leaders in Automobile magazines always support WISA as magazine partner. They cover the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra extensively. Overdrive and WISA jointly introduced concept of Rally Guide and still this is the only event continuing that. They print around 5000 copies of Rally Guide which get circulated in all industries. This year The rally guides will be available in Nashik City Centre too.
Today’s Nashik is a modern city. One of the major characteristic of its modernism is the biggest mall in the city, Nashik City Centre Mall. Nashik City Centre is supporting Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra in big way. The rally prepared vehicle is for display in the main atrium of the mall. Pre-event scrutiny will be held on 13th June in the first Floor parking of the mall. Service Park would be set up at the same for Friday, 13th June till Sunday 15th June 2014. The Rally will be flagged off by eminent personalities of Nashik on 12th June at 4.30 pm from Main entrance of the mall. Special arrangements would be made for taking photographs as autographs too of the participants at Ceremonial flag-off and at Service park. Media can take interviews of drivers at the both locations with specially made backdrops.
Sula Vineyard, the pioneers of wineries in Nashik are supporting all events organized by WISA in 2014. They are making special giant sized bottles of Bubbly wine for Podium Finish ceremony of Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra. The function will be held in Hotel Gateway on 15th June afternoon.
With support and backing of all our sponsors and Nashik Municipal Corporation, Nashik Urban and Rural Police and Ahmednagar Rural Police, The Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra 2014 is bound to be a success. The media has always praised the event like their own. Anyone wants to volunteer for the event can contact WISA office on 0253 2316067, 2316397. For more information and latest updates please visit www.wisa.org.in