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Image Gallery: 2015 JK Tyre Arunachal Festival Of Speed

Rishabh Bhaskar  | Published: April 24, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

The 2015 JK Tyre Arunachal Festival Of Speed was a spectacle that begets camera flashes. The picturesque, verdant Dirang Valley played host to an array of rally cars and drivers. Even the 2013 Asia Pacific Rally Champion, Gaurav Gill, took time off his busy schedule to participate in the rally. There were a lot of participants from the neighbouring north-eastern states too.

Spread over three days, the event comprised of three stages namely, the Autocross, the Rally Sprint and the 8km Hill Climb. Gaurav Gill went on to bag the trophy for the Overall Winner. Another star of the event was 19-year old Arindam Sakia. Driving a 1000cc Polaris RZR-XP ATV, he set a blistering time of 10 min and 15 sec for the 8km Hill Climb Stage. That was faster than the rest.

Here is all the action, in images.

AFOSThe Lopon Stadium in Dirang town was the venue for the Autocross Stage

AFOSA Toyota Hilux was a surprise entry

AFOSThe little Maruti Zens stood up to the competition

AFOSThe lone Mitsubishi Cedia. Bone Stock

AFOSThe Indian Army lent its support to the event

AFOSThe JK Tyre product portfolio

AFOSLhakpa Tsering is the head of the Motorsports Club of Arunachal Pradesh. Here he is seen briefing the participants

AFOSDriver briefing in progress

AFOSLocals gathered in large numbers to watch the event

AFOSPhilliphos Mathai in action

AFOSDirty dancing in the Zen!

AFOSYep! Gypsys still rally. And yump!

AFOSSajid Singha, who stood second overall, negotiates a tight turn

AFOSThe Grand Vitara put up a stong fight in the SUV class

AFOSGaurav Gill participated in the SUV class too

AFOSHang time!

AFOSThis Baleno was the loudest of all rally cars

AFOSAlex Bora was one of the young participants

AFOSThat's the amount of body roll in a Gypsy

AFOSService crews worked hard to prepare the cars

AFOSGaurav Gill was seen coaching aspiring rally drivers

AFOS19-year old Arindam Sakia in the Polaris RZR-XP

AFOSThe Mitsubishi Cedia was quick. Rally genes!

AFOSThe Toyota Hilux rolled like an oil tanker

AFOSThe Rally Sprint stage was held along the banks of the river Kameng

AFOSGaurav Gill enroute to the summit of the 8km Hill Climb in his rally Volkswagen

AFOSGaurav Gill receives the trophy for the the Overall Winner

More on the 2015 JK Tyre Arunachal Festival Of Speed from OVERDRIVE:

Gaurav Gill wins the  2015 JK Tyre Arunachal Festival Of Speed 

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.7 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
76
Max Torque(Nm)
230
Mileage
-NA-

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