After a couple of postponements due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021-22 season of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship will kick-start in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) from December 16-18.
This is for the first time that such an adventure motorsport event of this magnitude is being held in Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of people are expected to throng the racing route along the beach from RK beach to INS Kalinga to witness the high-end sophisticated cars move at a mind-blowing speed.
As many as 400 persons, mostly police and technical, will be deployed all along the route to monitor the rally. There will be 12 special stages of the rally, including eight on December 18 and four on December 19, from RK Beach to INS Kalinga. A team of 35 rally experts and 40 HAM station operators from KMSC Bengaluru and 10 FMSCI officials will monitor the safety of the rally.
A host of women, as part of Women in Motorsports (WIM), are being provided free entries to support a platform for them to fight with men on equal footing. Mother-daughter doctor pair of Shivani and Deepthi Pruthvi, Pragathi Gowda, Deeksha Balakrishna, Madhi Sri Elangovan, Athira Murali are expected to be in the fray.
Teams such as MRF, JK Tyre, Mahindras, YokohomaArka Motorsports, Chettinad Sporting, Snap Racing, and other motorsports giants will participate in the rally.