Coimbatore, 6 Sept 2014: Buoyed by the success in the Rally of Bangalore, the Team Tata Motors lead pair of Chidananda Murthy and BS Sujith Kumar is eyeing a hat-trick of wins in the Pro Stock category in the Rally of Coimbatore, the fourth round of the 2014 Indian National TSD Rally Championship, here on September 7.
The Bangalore duo won the second round in Jaipur and the third round at home last month and are leading the points tally with 56, while their nearest rivals are Saurav Chatterjee and Ashoke Kumar Basu.
The other entrants from Team Tata Motors will be Srikanth Gowda-M Chandrashekar and Amul Satoskar-Nataraj. Both pairs will be competing in the Pro Expert category. Gowda and Chandrashekar are fourth in the standings with 40 points. The leaders in the Pro Expert category are SK Ajgar Ali and MK Mohammad Musthafa with 53 points.
Two-time and reigning champions Murthy and Sujith Kumar are all excited about their prospects of making it a hat-trick of wins in the Rally of Coimbatore. A win would boost their confidence and also put them right on track to clinch a third successive National title.
“It was great to have won the Rally of Bangalore last month. Obviously, winning the home event is very special. Thanks to that, we are charged up and hope to make it three in a row. We are going to give it more than 100 per cent in Coimbatore,” said Chidananda Murthy.
“After two wins, we will be giving it all we have got in Coimbatore. A third consecutive win will be a big boost for us in our bid to take our third successive National title. Also, with Coimbatore being the hotbed for rallying, it will be nice to win there,” added Sujith Kumar.
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