Vehicle number 26 (Driver) Kongettira Bopaiah (Co Driver) Konganda Karumbaiah secured the third place in only their second rally at the AVT Premium South India Rally, Chennai.(3rd round of Indian Rally Championship) organised by Madras motor sports club.
The overall title was won by Samir Thaper of Jct rally team driving a Mitsubishi evo 10, Gaurav gill was placed second driving for team Mahindra in a xuv500 & third place was won by P . G. Abilash driving a Mitsubishi evo 6.
The team from Kodagu was placed 3rd in FMSCI 1600 CUP class driving an esteem. The cup class consisted of Honda city, maruthi Baleno and esteem.
There were 29 participants from all over India. The rally consisted of 9 gravel stages(namely Track, Aavisa & IVRCL repeated thrice) and 2 super special stages in the madras motors sports race track in sriperumbudur, total rally distance was 300kms of which 115 was competitive .the first 2 stages were smooth and fast & the last stage was tight with lots of tight corners. This was their second rally outing, the next one will be the K1000 in Bangalore.