Pune 7 December 2022 : Rajendra RE of Petronas TVS Racing team celebrated his 3rd win of the season at Pune to emerge overall winner at the MRF Mogrip National Rally Championship 2022, Round 5 that was recently held at PUNE
Defending National champion Rajendra started the first super special stage in style to take a lead of 11 seconds over his nearest compatriot ABDUL WAHID TANVEER in the SUPER BIKE-PRO EXPERT class 1. Abdul contested the second super special stage hard and gained the upper hand but could not beat Rajendra in the overall lead. All eyes were on the third and final SS3. Unfortunately, the stage had to be cancelled due to force majeure as the stage would not have been completed in stipulated time.
Riding on her RTR200 AISHWARYA P M won the GROUP “B” LADIES CLASS in 00:35:29.335, she took overall lead of 00:01:34.105 over PRIVATEER FAZEELA U who emerged runner up. Another privateer from Pune, DEEKSHA SRIVASTAVA took third position in 00:45:21.246.
NARESH VS won CLASS 6: SUPER SPORT 550 GROUP “B” on his Himalayan in 00:34:43.187. YOGESH V MIR from Miraj took second position in 00:41:48.530
SHAMIM KHAN from PETRONAS TVS RACING took first position in CLASS 8: GROUP “B” SCOOTERS UPTO 210CC. He recorded 00:32:36.351. KARTHIK N took second position and privateer VENKATESH SHETTY from Mumbai took third position.