Force Motors had organised a RainForest Challenge for the very first time. The inaugural event was held for six days and tested skills as well as the machines. The event was split into four stages and has finally concluded.
The inaugural season of Force Gurkha RainForest Challenge had various challenges with different difficulties. The stages set were Prologue, Predator, Terminator and Twilight Zone. Each stage had its own difficulty level and the competition kept increasing.
Force Motors was represented by Malaysian duo of Tang Eng Boo and his co-driver Tan Choon Hong, who took the lead earlier in the competition and maintained it to the end. The were closely trailed by compatriots Mervyn Lim and his co-driver Hamizan Bin Abdul Hamid.
In third place was Indian duo of Kabir Waraich and Gagan Sachdeva. They were the only Indian team to finish in the top three and stand a chance to compete in the RainForest Challenge of Malaysia 2014. It will be held in November of 2014 in Malaysia.
The off-road challenge was interesting and was appreciated by all. The level of competition was high, although it was the inaugural season of Force Gurkha RainForest Challenge. There were also other significant awards awarded. The most unique 4x4 off-roader was awarded to a Willys Jeep, driven by Hydross Niaz and Savant Satyanarayanan, who hail from Kerala.
Participants were also awarded for their careful approach and did the least damage to the natural habitat. The Environment Award was given to Guhan Shetty and Ayub Khan, that live in Tamil Nadu. The Ladies Team Award went to Smitha Prasad and Sapna Gurukar.
There was a special Jungleman Award which was given to Uday Mahatme and Rohit KR. While the team with the best spirit was also awarded. The Team Spirit Award was won by Bijender Singh and Jitender Singh. A Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Uday Bhan Singh of Kolkata.
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