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Three JK Tyre Motorsport drivers in fray at Asia Pacific Rally Championship finals in Indonesia

Nov 24, 2023

Jahaan Singh Gill who has just sealed his JINRC title in the Indian National Rally Championship will be driving the N11 Subaru and Suhem Kabeer & Lokesh Gowda will be behind the wheels of N12 Subaru. These four-wheel drives producing over 300bhp, are certain to spice up things over the weekend on the tricky wet surface that the rally will offer. ANI | Updated: 24-11-2023 12:56 IST | Created: 24-11-2023 12:56 IST Jahaan Singh Gill with co-driver Suraj Prasad, Suhem Kabeer with PVS Murthy, Lokesh Gowda with Ashwin Naik (Image: JK Tyre Motorsport). Image Credit: ANI Country: SHARE The final round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2023 (APRC) will have a strong Indian presence at the Danau Toba Rally which gets underway here from November 24 to November 26. Considered one of the toughest rallies on the circuit, the Danau Toba Rally will run on gravel and cover a distance of 433 km, with 150.35 km earmarked for 11 special stages and one super special stage. On a combined grid of 63 competitive cars, out of which 18 are participating in APRC, India's biggest promoter of motorsport JK Tyre together with Vamcy Merla Sports Foundation have fielded three young drivers under their colours namely Jahaan Singh Gill from Chandigarh with co-driver Suraj Prasad, Coorg lad Suhem Kabeer with co-driver PVS Murthy and Lokesh Gowda from Mysore with co-driver Ashwin Naik. Jahaan Singh Gill who has just sealed his JINRC title in the Indian National Rally Championship will be driving the N11 Subaru and Suhem Kabeer and Lokesh Gowda will be behind the wheels of N12 Subaru. These four-wheel drives producing over 300bhp, are certain to spice up things over the weekend on the tricky wet surface that the rally will offer. The competitors had their initial brush with conditions when they tested their cars for the first time on the challenging turf. Greeted with rains, it was a new experience for them as they were used to two-wheel drives back in India and it was their first outing behind the wheels of four-wheel drive cars. Talking after the official testing session, Jahaan who has just in the last weekend sealed his Championship title back home in the JINRC and is also leading in the INRC 3 category is expected to carry forward the momentum in his maiden international outing said, "We are looking forward to this rally because it is something different which we had never experienced before. Thanks to JK Tyre & Vamcy Merla for this opportunity to drive in the finals of APRC." "We tested the car and realised it's a totally different ball game. These cars are much faster than what we drive back home. Braking and acceleration usage is limited as these cars don't turn with steering input but use throttle in the corners, unlike our two-wheel drive cars where we brake much later. As of now, our main aim is to get used to the car and focus on completing the rally more than anything else," he further added. Sharing the same sentiment, Suhem Kabeer from Bangalore said, "Stepping onto the international stage is a thrilling challenge and a new road to conquer. We are happy with the progress so far and will give it our best shot during the weekend." Lokesh, making his comeback into rallying after a break, knows the challenges that lie ahead but is confident of using all his experience and making it count. His seasoned co-driver Ashwin Naik has helped him get upto paces with the car and said, "It is a new learning for all of us and we want to make the most of it and have a good weekend with an aim to strive for the podium." The rally will officially start on Friday, November 24, followed by Leg 1 on Saturday and Leg 2 on Sunday followed by prize giving. (ANI) (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) READ MORE ON:

Ashwin Naik Investments

1 Investments

Ashwin Naik has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in Seraniti as part of their Angel on March 08, 2016.

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3/8/2016

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Seraniti

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3/8/2016

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Angel

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Seraniti

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Yes

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1

Ashwin Naik Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Ashwin Naik has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Seraniti on November 20, 2018.

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11/20/2018

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$99M

4

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11/20/2018

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Acquired

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$99M

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