The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the National Sports Federation of Government of India & the Indian Federation of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is pleased to announce the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) for motorcycles from the year 2008.
Mr.Praneeth Perumal, Chairman FMSCI 2W Rally Commission said : “ Many rally enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting this announcement. In the coming years, with the involvement of more sponsors and more rounds, I am sure, that this would become the premier National Championship in India. I wish to thank the organizers, riders, sponsors and others for making this National Championship possible.”
Mr.J. Prithiviraj, Vice President & Chairman FMSCI 2 Wheeler Commission said : “ This is a great news indeed for 2 wheeler motorsport in India and we will endeavor to make this National Championship an annual feature of our motorsporting calendar like Dirt Track, SuperCross & Road Racing National Championships. Other new Championships like SuperMoto, Motocross etc. are on the anvil and this is a very good beginning indeed. “
The FMSCI INRC will consist of 5 rounds in Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kolkata & Coimbatore with a possibility of 2 more rounds in Coorg & Hyderabad.
The INRC will be run on a special stage format which will have transport sections on normal roads and timed special stages which are closed to normal traffic. The maximum length of each special stage is set at 30 kms and the minimum at 2 kms. The minimum total distance of special stages is set at 75 kms and a maximum of 100 kms. Only solo riding will be permitted.
Only Indian 2 wheelers (4 Strokes) homologated / TDF with the FMSCI are allowed to participate in this National Championship.
The groups allowed are Group “D” (stock class) and Group “B” (modified class) under the following cc categories :
Class 1 : Group “D” : Up to 130 cc
Class 2 : Group “D” : Above 130 cc up to 165 cc
Class 3 : Group “D” : Above 165 cc up to 210 cc
Class 4 : Group “B” : up to 130 cc
Class 5 : Group “B” : Above 130 cc up to 165 cc
Class 6 : Group “B” : Above 165 cc up to 210 cc
Class 7 : Group “B” : Above 210 cc up to 260 cc
Points will be awarded on a cumulative basis over the rounds to each and every rider in each class and the competitor with the highest points will be declared the “Indian National Rally Champion 2008” for the respective class and for the overall championship.
The FMSCI has tied up with United India Insurance Co. Ltd. wherein the FMSCI licensed competitors / organizers are covered for personal accident, hospitalization & third party public liability.
The INRC being run under the aegis of the FMSCI, the Government of India’s National Sports Federation, competitors taking part therein are entitled to a maximum of 75% discount on their to and fro train fare.
The schedule of the 2008 FMSCI INRC is as follows :
|1||18-20 April||Mysore||Motorsports Inc|
|2||22-24 Aug||Chennai||MMSC, Chennai|
|3||26-28 Sep||Coimbatore||CASC, Coimbatore|
|4||24-26 Oct||Bangalore||KMSC, Bangalore|
|5||21-23 Nov||Kolkata||BMSC, Kolkata|