Gaurav Gill to participate in 2022 World Rally Championship in Kenya
Gaurav Gill is going to participate in the 2020 World Rally Championship in Kenya this year. The racer will be in the Skoda Fabia R5 in WR2 churning out 290 hp with a maximum torque of 425 Newton meters with Brazilian co-driver Gabriel Morales.
JK Tyre is celebrating more than four decades of its motorsport journey. The team has announced its plans for 2022. Present at the event were celebrated rally driver and Arjuna Awardee Gaurav Gill who announced his participation in the World Rally Championship (WRC) 2022. The three-time APRC (Asia Pacific Rally Championship) champion and seven-time INRC (Indian National Rally Championship) champion is all set to participate in the WRC Safari Rally in Kenya scheduled from June 23-26.
Gill is going to driving the Skoda Fabia R5 in WR2 churning out 290 hp with a maximum torque of 425 Newton meters with Brazilian co-driver Gabriel Morales. Considered as one of the most challenging rallies of WRC, the Safari features 19 special stages covering almost 365km of competition crossing challenging closed dirt roads, rocky and rutted tracks and unpredictable weather which can transform dry and dusty trails into muddy bogs.
Gill’s last outing in WRC 2 was before pandemic in 2019 in Rally of Turkey where despite missing out on completing his tryst with victory, he won a lot of praise for his commendable drive by the fraternity. His outing in the Rally of Australia came to a halt as the event was cancelled last minute due to the raging fire in the forest stages around the city of Coffs Coast, New South Wales.
“I am excited to return to WRC after a hiatus of over 2 years. I have utilized these two years of the pandemic to reflect on my previous participations and have worked on improving my fitness and performance holistically while engaging in various top-end activities besides the National Rally championship. I am thankful to JK Tyre Motorsports for their support and I am optimistic of claiming good results for the country and the team,” Gaurav Gill said.