Team ProMech wins Colombo Challenge Rally

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Shafraz Junaid and his co-driver Akhry Ameer led the charge from the start to conquer the podium and enable a win for Team ProMech at the Colombo Challenge Rally (Leg 2) 2015 concluded at the Speedrome Karting Centre, Kotte on Sunday.

The duo completed the 317Km containing themselves to a mere 2 debit points on stage 1 from Kotte to Pannala and 12 debit points on the return leg in stage 2 nursing a suspension damage ahead of runners-up Sam Chandrasoma co-driven by S.K. Methunsanka of Team Ironman who finished with a total of 20 debit points.BUP_DFT_DFT-27-9

Sam Chandrasoma also won the overall championship by virtue of his participation on both legs of the rally and being adjudged the winner of the first leg.

A total of 12 rally prepared vehicles and three non-rally prepared vehicles started the rally to savour the tarmac and gravel terrains of Gampaha, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts. The TSD (Time, Speed & Duration) or regularity rally requires the competitors to traverse a specified and grueling route sticking to a specific timing and avoid accruing debit points.

S.T. Samarasinghe co-driven by Danushka Suraweera won the non-rally prepared category with a total of 194 debits while Janaki Allahapperuma co-driven by her daughter S.K. Amanda were adjudged the winners of the ladies category driving a rally prepared Maruti Alto car.

The Colombo Motor Sports Club organised two-stage overnight rally comprising seven hours of driving thrill was a much looked forward to event among the enthusiasts as the final major rally event for the year.

The final overall winners was as follows:

1.Shafraz Junaid/Akhry Ameer 14 debits

2.Sam Chandrasoma/S.K. Methunsanka 20 debits

3.Izvan Ahamat/S.K. Sisal 32 debits

4.Nalaka Gunawardena/Thiwanka Gunawardena 41 debits

5.Buddhi Gunasekera/Kumudika Gunasekera 71 debits