Arka Motorsports' Karna Kadur in lead in 44th South India Rally

The big shock was the early retirement of seven-times national champion Gaurav Gill after the lower arm of his Mahindra XUV 300 broke.

Published: 27th March 2022 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2022 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

Karna Kadur

Karna Kadur (Photo| Instagram)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: On a day of topsy-turvy results, Bengaluru pair of Karna Kadur and co-driver Nikhil Pai (Arka Motorsports) survived a puncture and a cracked windscreen to seize the overall lead in the 44th South India Rally, which is also a round of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and the concluding round of FMSCI Indian National Rally championship on Saturday.

The big shock was the early retirement of seven-times national champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) after the lower arm of his Mahindra XUV 300 broke, but it's not known whether he will rejoin under the Super Rally format on Sunday when five more stages would be run in reverse direction.

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