Gaurav Set For Return

Photo courtesy of Anand PhilarIt has been eight months, four of those spent on crutches, since Gaurav Gill even sat in a Rally car much less drive it. Now, with the worst behind him, the 26-year old Indian Rally champion who had cut his motor sport teeth on a bike racer, is all set to restart his international career with a drive in the Rally of Hokkaido later this month in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution-9.

His team MRF stood by him in the past four months when he underwent a knee surgery following a road accident on a two-wheeler in his hometown New Delhi.

‘I am excited at the prospects of taking part in a rally again after eight months. It has been a difficult time for me, recovering from the surgery. Yesterday, I did about 100 Kms of practice in my last year’s Mitsubishi Cedia in Coimbatore. It was great to get back to driving a rally car. I now look forward to performing well in Japan next weekend,’ said Gill during an impromptu meeting with the media here Thursday. (More…)

Source: Yahoo News, photos courtesy of Anand Philar

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