Encouraged by the success of its ULF Monsoon Scooter Rally in Mumbai, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. staging an Autocross exclusively for scooters in association with Sportscraft in Bhopal on September 10.
This is the first time that autocross only for scooters is being staged in the country. The event will be conducted over two days at the Adventure sports Ground, opposite Ayurvedic Hospital/College, J. Nehru Nagar, Bhopal.
On September 9 is scrutiny of vehicles and briefing for the riders, while on Sunday, September 10 is the actual event.
An Autocross is strictly a competitive event like in any sport. To put it simply, it is a time trial wherein the capabilities of both man and machine are put to the ultimate test. It is for those who have a penchant for speed and daredevilry. One need not have past experience as a race rider to be part of the competition. Basic riding skills, like braking and negotiating sharp curves, are all that are needed.
Participants will have to ride around a specially chalked out zig-zag course and each will be timed to the hundredth of a second. Seems very easy, but a ‘touch’ to any of the obstacles along the course will entail a penalty of ten seconds, which will be added to the final time registered by the participant during his routine exercise.
Entries are invited for the following groups and classifications:
1) Scooters upto Under 110 cc (2 stroke, Group C)
2) Scooters upto Under 110cc (4 stroke, Group C)
3) Scooters 110cc upto 160 cc (4 stroke, Group C)
4) Scooters 110cc upto 160 cc (2 stroke, Group C)
5) Scooters upto 210 cc (4 stroke, Group B)
6) Ladies Class Scooters upto 160 cc ( 2 & 4 stroke Group C).
Entry fees are as follows:
Standard: Individual Rs 400; Commercial sponsored Rs 900; Manufacturer team Rs 1300.
Late: Individual Rs 700; Commercial sponsored Rs 1300; Manufacturer team Rs 1800.
Closing date for Standard entries is Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1400 hours;
Late entries Monday, September 4 at 1300 hours.
For more details contact Sportscraft office, Chitrakut, 3rd floor, Siri Road, Chowpatty Bandstand, Mumbai – 400006,Tel: 23677631.