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    Default Gaurav Gill Debuts in WRC. Will race for Team Sidvin India



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    It's difficult to maintain a straight face while talking to Gaurav Gill. The laugh-a-minute sardar finds humour in nearly everything, from broken bones to missed chances. One would assume that he has a rather easy-come, easy-go outlook on life but there's a steely determination in Gill that's masked by his jokes.

    He comes into his own, a transformation almost scary, on anything with wheels. A petrol head from head to toe, his many broken and mended bones bear marks of his love for speed, a lethal combination for a competitive driver like him.

    "Sardar + broken bones = broken bones," he cracks up. "I'm a very competitive person and when I'm in a car or on the bike, I know only one way to drive. Fast. I want to go all out and learn while experimenting. If I crash, I just pick myself up and get back to doing it all over again," he states.

    Easily the most talented rally driver in the country, the December 4 debut in the World Rally Championship Production Class for Team Sidvin, according to the 26-year-old, has come five years late.

    "I should've been here, in WRC, at 21 but lack of infrastructure and big bucks kept me away. I'd nothing to do except wait... waiting for someone to come and help out," he sniggered. Plucked from obscurity at the of 19 in 1999, Gill has tried his hand at everything. He has won rallies galore, at home and abroad. The APRC win in Indonesia in August of this year was the most significant win by an Indian in an international rally. He even showed racing drivers a thing or two when he raced in the JK Tyre National Championship.

    At the mention of racing, Gill can't resist a jibe. "Well if you can call driving around a track racing. Rallying requires skills like versatility. In rallying, you don't know what lies round the corner. Intelligence and adaptability are inherent qualities," he espouses.

    The Rally of Wales will be a severe test of Gill's driving abilities. Though his speed isn't in doubt, driving in the cold will be a first for him. "The temperature is expected to be -6 degrees but I'm not going to make it an excuse. I have a job to do."

    Eager to be a part of the team next year, Gill's final destination, like any other rally driver's, is to be part of a full spec WRC team and he has given himself three years to achieve it. "Mohan (Nagarajan) of Team Sidvin is doing his best and 4 million euros will buy me a third seat in a low-rung team. Do you know what they call such drivers? A gentleman driver. I will give up rallying before things come to that," he declares.

    Typical of a man who sets off the metal detectors shrieking because there are 12 screws holding him together.
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    Topic Approved.

    Thanks for sharing this piece of information with us Leon, this is surely news to me and I am sure to all those who know Mr.Gill.

    I also know and totally understand the fact that this thread might (and is bound to) invite some controversy regarding why/ how a car related topic is being approved at xBhp when it is solely and wholly dedicated to motorcycles. But, then I seriously thought that since Gaurav Gill is also a die hard biker, and he has been connected to xBhp, his achievement (entry into WRC) deserves a space, here, at xBhp.

    Congratulations to Gaurav for making it to the famed WRC! And more so, because you are a biker at heart.

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    Congrats to Gaurav Gill!! India sure is making as much head-way in motorsports as possible...

    @Aryan :: If u feel this thread is not required or might invite controversies(because this is 4-wheeled sports), why not move it to off-topic discussions? Just my 2-cents. As motorsports has a very pathetic response in this country, I feel we need to provide all the support possible!
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    Great news. Have heard a lot about his driving and bike-riding skills by Sunny (even got a chance to meet him in Banglore) and going by what I've heard, it was just the matter of time. Congrats to him.!

    p.s.: First an indian debut in motoGP and now WRC, awesome. balle balle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aparajith View Post
    Congrats to Gaurav Gill!!

    @Aryan :: If u feel this thread is not required or might invite controversies(because this is 4-wheeled sports), why not move it to off-topic discussions? Just my 2-cents. As motorsports has a very pathetic response in this country, I feel we need to provide all the support possible!
    Yes, motorsports in our country is in its nascent stages (if at all it is being even recognized by the general public at large). It does need all the support it can get.

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    As far as I think, it is in good spirits to share such a news with fellow xBhpians and hence the approval of this thread. After all, Gaurav Gill has been a well known face at xBhp.
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    Err.. please mention PWRC for WRC production class..

    Finally the guy who's taken Indian Rallying by storm, and also APRC will make an entry at the higher level.

    It's a bitter-sweet moment as he'll take the place of Naren Kumar who is still among India's finest..

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    Best of Luck Gaurav, Will read the below Headlines Soon
    ''''' Gaurav Gill taking on Sebastian Loeb in WRC '''''

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    congratulations on such a great achievement. Goodluck for future

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    Damn! It feels so good seeing Indians up there. He has got 12 screws holding him together and thats a testimony enough of the guts and sacrifices one needs to make. I still remember the ease at which he used to handle the 1000RR in all sorts of physics defying ways.

    All the best to him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroXidE View Post
    Err.. please mention PWRC for WRC production class..

    Finally the guy who's taken Indian Rallying by storm, and also APRC will make an entry at the higher level.

    It's a bitter-sweet moment as he'll take the place of Naren Kumar who is still among India's finest..
    Pity that Naren Kumar is miffed with Team Sidvin now.
    Today's TOI quoted him as saying that he would never work with Team Sidvin as they didn't honour an agreement.
    Congrats to Gaurav Gill on entering the PWRC though
    Im sure he'll make India proud...
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