Sathish, Savera lead in TSD Rally

September 7th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) The husband-wife team of Sathish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D’Souza took the honours in Leg-1 with a penalty of 23 seconds in the Mahindra Adventure Spice Cup TSD Rally here Friday.

In second place were K.P. Karthick Maruthi and navigator Shankar Anand with 26 seconds, while tied in third spot with 28 seconds penalty were the pairs Sachin Singh-Chandrasekar and T. Shashi Kumar-Prakash, who were also competing in the Car Open class while the other top three pairs were in the SUV Open category.

Such was the tight competition that the top nine pairs in the overall classifications were separated by just 51 seconds.

Provisional classification (after Leg-1):
Overall: Sathish Gopalkrishnan / Savera D’Souza 1 (23 seconds); KP Karthick Maruthi / Shankar Anand 2 (26secs); Sachin Singh / Chandrasekar and T Shashi Kumar / Prakash 3 (28secs).

SUV OE: B Suresh Kumar / Bhaskar Gupta 1 (9mins, 2secs); Saju George / Shymon George 2 (00:20:08); Kiran JN / Balaji BT 3 (00:25:30).

Car Open: T Shashi Kumar / Prakash 1 (28secs); Gopalkrishnan / V Shekar 2 (42secs).

Car OE: AK Ramesh / Natarajan 1 (39secs); Venu Ramesh / Shaktivel 2 (51secs); Vijaykumar / Murugan (00:01:04).

Corporate: Phlip Balklin / David Sharon 1 (00:01:27.00); Sudharshan / Gunashekar 2 (00:02:41.0); Harsha Vardhan / Parthiban 3 (00:04:18.0).

Couple: Zahir Shah Manipady / Nazima Manipady 1 (00:08.06); Jyotsna Sharma / Rishi Luharuka 2 (00:44:59); Benny Verghese / Maria Verghese 3 (00:48:05).

All Ladies: Prathima Naidu / Lina Shetty 1 (00:10:57).

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