Pune-based Sanjay Takale is hoping to finish his APRC season off in the best possible way with a top finish at his home event.
The Coffee Day India Rally will take place this weekend 3-5th December in the coffee plantations near Chikmagalur, in the southern state of Karnataka.
After his best-ever result in last month’s Malaysian Rally where he finished 2nd in APRC and was the out-right winner of the Malaysian Rally Championship round, Takale is looking to the India Rally to further consolidate his position in the overall championship.
“I am very excited to be rallying in India. I can’t wait to show everyone the car, the team, and to also show all the other APRC competitors what a fantastic place India is. It will be a great event I’m sure,” he said.
This weekend Takale has his eye on the FIA Production Cup, a category where he is currently 2nd overall and only 13 points off the class leader, his CUSCO EZY Racing team-mate Mike Young.
For Young, it’s the first time in India for the 23-year old from New Zealand and he’s looking forward to the challenge ‘We’ve done a lot of events together as team-mates so it’s nice to be in Sanjay’s home country. It’s a totally new event, new roads and terrain for me but we have a good car and good team so let’s see’, said Young before the start.