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Thread: Ace rallyist Gaurav Gill conferred with the Arjuna Award

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    Default Ace rallyist Gaurav Gill conferred with the Arjuna Award

    Gaurav Gill, ace rallyist and multi-time INRC champion, has been conferred with the Arjuna Award for his performance and his contribution to Indian motorsports. Initiated in 1961, the prestigious Arjuna Award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for exceptional accomplishments in sports and is one of the highest civilian honour for a sportsperson in the country.

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    The 37-year-old won the APRC in 2013, 2016 and 2017. He has also won the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) a whopping six times over the years, apart from winning a number of domestic motorsport events. He also has the distinction of winning the Dakshin Dare every time has participated in it. The previous year also saw the driver compete in WRC2 as a non-priority entry, which will be followed by three rounds this year - Rally Turkey, Wales Rally GB and Rally Australia. He is also competing in the 2019 INRC with Team Mahindra Adventure.

    With a motorsport career spanning two decades, Gaurav Gill won the National Motocross Championship in 1999 and followed it up by participating in Raid-de-Himalaya in 2000. He went on to participate in the National Road Racing Championship finishing as runner-up in 2003, and winning it the next year. Gaurav won the National Rally Championship in 2007 with Team MRF and made his APRC debut the same year. Gill also participated in the Production World Rally Championship (PWRC), now known as the WRC3, in 2008 and 2009. The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) had previously nominated Gill's name three times in the past years, given his impressive performance in the sport.

    This recognition will bring the Indian motorsports into the limelight and help curate a better infrastructure for the same.

    We also had a chat with him some time ago and you can read it here.
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