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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Asad Khoro outsmarts Nadir Magsi to win Hub Rally Cross at Max Dirt arena


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Demonstrating speed skill and control Asad Khoro won the ‘A’ Prepared Class event of Hub Rally Cross at the newly launched Max Dirt Arena in Hub on March 12. Overall 33 participants including several newcomers featured in the race as hundreds of peoples from around the area turnout to watch some of country’s top racing rally drivers in action. 

Driving 4000 cc Toyota Vigo, Asad outclassed top title contender Nadir Magsi with dazzling performance on a twisty and sandy track which also marked the opening of newly developed Max Dirt Arena. Asad clocked four minutes 53.02 seconds while covering the distance of 5 kilometers. 

The winner of Jhal Magsi, Hub Rally and Cholistan Rally, Nadir Magsi, was contended the second positon. Driving Toyota Vigo 4000 cc, Nadir Magsi took five minutes four seconds. Emerging Driver, Sahibzada Sultan Mohammad Ali, also showed brilliant controlled driving to finish third. He clocked five minutes nine seconds. 

Major (Rtd) Usman driving Mitsubishi won the Stock ‘A’ category contest. He clocked three minutes 37 seconds. Sarfraz Dhanchi finished runner-up while Naveed Wasti came third. 

The brother of Nadir Magsi, Aamir Magsi secured top spot in ‘B’ Prepared category as he clocked four minutes 54 seconds to cover the distance. Ameer Ali got second position while Kashif Khan was third. 

Ali Magsi won the ‘B’ Stock contest in three minutes and five seconds. Naveed Wasti got second position while Mian Shakeel was third. 

The ‘C’ Prepared Class winner was Talha Raees Khan with timing six minutes and three seconds. Zaheer Ali Shah ended as the runner-up. 

As expected Tushna Patel won the ladies event on her 2.5 Vigo while Mama Sheraz finished runner-up. 

The former Pakistan cricket captain, Younis Khan, also graced the occasion as he took a test drive with chief organizer Shujaat Sherwani. 

Pakistan’s top Motorsport driver Ronnie Patel lauded the contribution of Shujaat Sherwani, a diehard promoter and supporter, at the presentation ceremony. 

He appreciated the role of media for coming and covering the Rally and highlighting the achievements of the participants and supporting organizers. 

Speaking on the occasion Shujaat Sherwani felicitated the winners and applauded drivers for taking part in tough but exciting event. Ronnie Patel reckoned that the lunching of Max Dirt Arena was a milestone for the motorsport participants.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hub Rally Cross to mark opening of Max Dirt arena


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)  

Some of the country’s leading drivers will be seen at an action-pack 4th Hub Rally Cross at the newly developed Max Dirt Arena at Hub in the outskirts of Karachi on March 12. The event will also mark the inauguration of 5-kM specially designed Max Dirt arena. 

Pakistan’s top driver and international rally driver, Nadir Magsi, the winner of numerous national events, will be star the attraction alongwith brother Zafar Magsi. 

Another top rally driver in the fray will be a top foreign racing driver Dr. Hironao Takashi of Japan residing in Karachi.

Dr Takashi had featured in the Formula One Race in Japan and other parts of the world. The race will be held at in eight categories in stock and prepared class from 660 cc and above. 

Other prominent participants will include Jam Kamal, Asad Khuhro, Sahibzada Sultan Muhammad, Asif Imam, Ronnie Patel his wife Tushna Patel, Sarfraz Hussain Dhanchi, Mukesh Chawla, Ahsan Sherwani, Faisal Shadikhail, Zain Mahmood and Kanwar Talha who have confirmed their entries. 

Pakistan is believed to be having a bright future in the motor sport and they got exciting drivers in the field. The organizers are being complimented for developing such a modern arena which will be a good boost the rally drivers. 

Veteran driver Ronnie Patel was eagerly forward to the event. “Like always it will be exciting and competitive and provide the platform for the upcoming drivers,” he remarked. 

Toyota Highway Motors is launching Max Dirt Arena at Hubco Road to prepare and groom talented riders, chief organizer Shujaat Sherwani said. 

“We are launching this inaugural Hub Rally Cross event as a build-up for 2017 Hub Rally planned to be held in Thar later this year. The winners in eight categories will be decided on best timing of three lapses,” he disclosed.

Former Pakistan cricket captain and the leading Test scorer for the country, Younis Khan, featured among the special guests invited to attend the race and may have round of the track. 

Meanwhile some of the participants have practice and training session at the arena in the build-up for the competition.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nadir Magsi, Tusna Patel clinch major Hub Rally titles

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Demonstrating speed, skill and masterly Pakistan’s top ralliest driver Nadir Magsi won the main title while Tushna Patel won the ladies crown of Toyota third edition of Off-road Hub Rally at the Nooriabad Track.
The seven-time Cholistan Rally champion and as many time Jhal Magsi champion, Nadir Magsi driving his 6500 CC left handed Red Ford, handled the sharp turns, muddy and hilly track to emerge on the top among the over 30 drivers.
Nadir Magsi covered course on his highly powerful vehicle in 15.20 seconds to the delight of his band of supporters and followers.
“It was fast track and I used it to my best in achieving good timing,” he told reporters after winning the title.
Mrs. Tusha Patel driving a Vigo 2500 CC completed the hat-trick by winning her third successive title. She covered the distance in 21.20 seconds.
“My husband Ronnie Patel is motivating force in my success,” she said afterwards. 
Ismail Tariq won the fastest driver award, having covered the 32-KM course on his 2300 CC Vigo in 15.20 seconds.
Nauman Saranjam Khan emerged winner in “D” category while Nadir Magsi’s brother Aamir Magsi took the honors in his Vigo 3000 C. Mohammad Mehdi Dhanji won the “D” Stock category on his 1000 CC car.
Former Sindh Minister Mukesh Chawla won the Stock C contest in his Vigo 2000 CC.
In ladies car class, Shazia Naveed secured first position. Mrs. Asma Muzzmil was second and Sadia Aamir was third.
DG Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar, who was the chief guest at the presentation ceremony, distributed some of the glittering trophies.
Chief Organizer Shujaat Sherwani, CEO Toyota Indus Motors, Ali Asghar Jamali were also present on the occasion.
Asghar Jamali described it a great event and expressed the hope such Rally event will increase and more talented drivers will come in force.
General Bilal took part in the race driving Vigo and covered the 32-KM distance in 22 minutes.
Speaking on the occasion, General Bilal announced to hold a Thar Desert Rally in Tharpaker and decided to dedicate it to the area people.
He observed that sports united the people and felicitated the organizers for staging such a high magnitude and attracted large number of peoples and followers of automobiles racing. 
He remarked that 67% of the population of the country comprised youth and he desired to provide them the best support and security to excel in their respective fields.
General Bilal reckoned that Pakistan posseseds great potential in sports and the athletes deserve to be facilitated to achieve excellence
Earlier the rally was inaugurated at a simple ceremony in presence of hundreds of racing followers, supporters.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Marketing and Sales, Raheel Asghar, said that was great achievement that Toyota Highway Motors with Sherwani are conducting this exciting and attractive event.
He stated that Toyota was looking forward to promote this sport like elsewhere across the world.
Shujaat Sherwani thanked top rally driver for featuring in the race. He said that due to some unavoidable circumstances both Turkish and Japanese could not turn-up to take part in the sports vehicle gala.