Cougar Motorsport had recently announced the opening of registrations for Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 which will be held in Goa from 22nd July to 29th July.
The third edition of India's toughest off-road Motorsport event will witness up to 25 teams competing for the title.
With the winners of the recently held North and South India Chapters of Force Gurkha RFC India having secured free automatic entry to the Goa event, there are now only 23 slots available for Force Gurkha RFC India 2016 on first come first served basis.
As the event progresses, the challenges keep getting tougher and completing the tasks in the allocated time becomes very difficult for most of the teams due to vehicle breakdowns, topples, faulty equipment and accessories as well as the mental and physical fatigue of the competitors.
The Rainforest Challenge was launched in Malaysia in 1997 and is recognized as one of the ten toughest motor races in the world. The worldwide editions of RFC include Italy, Russia, The Balkans, Poland, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Tunisia, China, and Australia.
The competing teams gain points based on successful completion of a task and incur penalties for making mistakes, not starting or finishing a task as well as breaking competition rules including the environment protection rules.
The team with the maximum points after the completion of all the Special Stages emerges as the winner of the competition.
Registration fee for Indian contestants is Rs. 75,000 per team with each team comprising a driver and a navigator. All applications, except those of past participants of Force Gurkha RFC India, will be reviewed by the screening committee prior to acceptance. Interested off-roaders can download the application form from the RFC India website, www.rfcindia.in.