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Amittrajit to compete in FIA European Rally Championship

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New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:00 PM IST
Multiple National racing and rally champion Amittrajit Ghosh will become the first Indian to compete in the prestigious FIA European Rally Championship, it was announced on Tuesday.

Team RRPM revealed that their star driver will begin his campaign in Round 3 of the Championship, the EKO Acropolis Rally 2018, to be held around the city of Lamia in Greece from June 1-3.

The Kolkata player, who will have long time co-driver Ashwin Naik by his side, has decided to take part in a few carefully chosen rounds of the ERC to gain experience at this level of rallying.

Speaking from London, Amittrajit, also a Team Mahindra Adventure driver in the MRF FMSCI INRC 2018, said: "It is a proud moment for us to become the first Indian driver, co-driver and team to be competing in the ERC, second only to the World Rally Championship."

"Our aim will be to gather valuable miles and experience through this year, in preparation for an all-out assault in the next. I want to thank RRPM for getting us here and our new sponsor, Pana Education, for coming on board at this important juncture of our career," he added.

The Indian team will be driving a Ford Fiesta R2 car in the ERC 3 category. The car is powered by a 170 bhp engine mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox. The car is also equipped with adjustable Reiger dampers, Eibach springs and AP Racing brakes. Servicing and running of the car will be undertaken by Baltic Motorsport Promotion, a motorsport company from Latvia.

In preparation for the demanding ERC, Amittrajit will take part in Rally Talsi 2018, a round of the Latvian Rally Championship, later this week.

--IANS gau/bg

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2018-05-15-16:06:09 (IANS)

 
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