Nadir Magsi, Tushna win major Hub Rally titles

KARACHI: Demonstrating speed, skill and masterly driving Pakistan’s top ralliest Nadir Magsi won the main title while Tushna Patel won the ladies crown of Toyota third edition of Off-road Hub Rally at Nooriabad Track on Sunday.

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. Tushna 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 behind my success,” she said. Ronnie is one of Pakistan’s top rally driver.

Ismail Tariq won the fastest driver award. He 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.

Muhammad Mehdi Dhanji on 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 Muzzamil was second and Sadia Aamir was third.

DG Rangers Sindh Maj.Gen. 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.

Gen. Bilal took part in the race driving Vigo and covered the 32-KM  distance in 22 minutes.

Speaking on the occasion, Bilal Akbar announced to hold a Thar Desert  Rally in Tharpaker and decided to dedicate it to the peoples of that area.

He said sports united the people and felicitated the organizers for  staging such a high magnitude and attracted large number of people and followers of automobiles racing.

He said 67% of the population of the country comprised youth and he  wanted to provide best supporter and security to excel in their respective fields.

Gen. Bilal said Pakistan possess great potential in sports and they will  be facilitated to achieve excellence.

Earlier the rally was inaugurated at a simple ceremony in presence of  hundreds of racing followers and supporters.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Marketing and Sales Raheel Asghar said it was great achievement that Toyota Highway Motors with Sherwani are conducting this exciting and attractive event.

He said he was impressed with the arrangements and specially prepared  track.

Raheel Asghar said 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 due to some avoidable circumstances both Turkish and Japanese  could not turn-up to take up in this sports vehicle gala.