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Upcoming Event – Celebrating “150 years of The Mahatma”

‘A drive to commemorate 150 anniversary of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi and propagating the message of road safety’

 

  •  3 Countries 22 Days
  • 15 Vehicles 60 Participants
  • 7250 KM drive

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The start date will be 3rd February 2019

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India Russia Friendship Motor Rally-INDIA LEG

We are greatly inspired by the vision of our Honb’le Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji to strengthen strategically important corridor, the INSTC and simultaneously uphold the 70 year long diplomatic ties between India & Russia, being jointly announced by the Honb’le Russian President Vladimir Putin and our Honb’le Prime Minister at Goa during BRICS summit early this year. To convert this vision into reality KMSC has been directed by the Ministry of Indian External Affairs, hence is organising the India Russia Friendship Motor Rally.

Kalinga Motor Sports Club – KMSC is based out of Bhubaneswar and has conducted 4 similar International events [India – Nepal; BBIN – Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal,  IMT – India Myanmar Thailand & IMT – II 2017] under the aegis of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways since the year 2015. People from all these countries were participants in the last friendship motor rallies, thus developing strong bond as people to people contact.

Russia and India are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship and to enhance it further, this event would act as a bonding agent. To commemorate these 70 year old landmarks of friendship, diplomacy and independence, year 2017-18 will see a series of celebrations of art, culture, films festivals, business seminars, exchange programs and many more events across both the countries. And “India Russia Friendship Motor Rally ” is one of the activities.

“India Russia Friendship Motor Rally ” 
“Be a part of the history”

India Leg (Download the Itinerary )

Basic Objective : Showcasing India Russia JV in India
Period of the event : 20th February to 14th March 2018
Distance to be covered : 8500 km by road
Participants : 20 Teams, 60-70 people
Nationality : India & Russia
Vehicles : 22 SUVs by Mahindra & Mahindra

The friendship rally gets flagged off on 20th February 2018 from Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh to travel through Ranchi, Bokaro, Bhubaneswar, Vizag Steel Plant to reach Hyderabad; the caravan will move to Chennai followed by Neyveli, Kundankulam, Bangalore to reach Goa for an extra days halt. The epic journey continues to Revanda, Maharashtra, where Afanasy Nikitin, the famous Russian traveller from Tver, Russia landed in the 15th Century. The friendship rally now rolls towards Mumbai, Amdavad and then Jamnagar to visit Reliance-SIBUR JV. We then proceed to Rishikesh to visit The India Russia JVs, Antibiotic Manufacturing unit and Tehri Hydro Power Station. The India leg concludes at New Delhi on 14th March 2018.

Russian Leg

Basic Objective : People to people Connect & celebration of
70 years of Diplomatic Relationship
Period of the event : 29th April to 16th May 2018
Distance to be covered : 5700 km by road 900 nm by sea
Participants : 20 Teams, 60-70 people
Nationality : India, Russia, Iran & Azerbaijan
Vehicles : 22 SUVs by Mahindra & Mahindra

The friendship rally gets officially flagged off from New Delhi after the end of the INDIA LEG to reach Mumbai on its way to Moscow then to Saint Petersburg in Russia to reaffirm the Seven decade old diplomatic ties between Russia and India.

The route involves shipping of vehicles from Kandla/Nhava Sheva Port  to Bandar Abbas in Iran. The team members will drive the cars through Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan to reach Tehran. A business seminar will be conducted at the Iranian capital. The caravan will proceed through the coastal city of Azerbaijan, Lankaran for Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. A business seminar has also been planned there too.

The caravan enters Russia from the land border crossing at Samur to have its first Russian night halt at Makhachakla on the Caspian coast, we then proceed to Astrakhan, a sister city of Amdavad, Gujarat, India. An interesting fact about Astrakhan is that it is on the distributaries of Volga River and is situated at 28 m below mean sea level. The friendship rally then moves to the historic city Volgograd [old Stalingrad where the War of Stalingrad was fought with Germans during World War II]. After a night halt at Volgograd, the caravan leaves for Voronezh, the last city before Moscow. The rally is flagged in at the Russian capital – Moscow. A business seminar has also been planned there. After two night halts in Moscow the rally traces back to Tver, a sister city of Madhubani, Bihar and Sambalpur, Odisha in India as well as the birth place of the legendary Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin to reach Saint Petersburg.

The rally is being organized by Kalinga Motor Sports Club (KMSC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and The Embassy of The Russian Federation in India.

This friendship car rally is in celebration of “70 YEARS of Diplomatic Relations between India and Russia”. KMSC has conducted a route survey covering the entire route in the month of June. While all the Indian cars are being supplied by Mahindra & Mahindra, KMSC is in the process of finalizing adding Russian vehicles to the convoy.

This rally will promote connectivity between Indian and Russia to boost trade and investments. The focus is to strengthen the existing friendship, cooperation in cultural spheres, tourism, science and research. It will further promote trade through the International North South Transport Corridor-INSTC. Above all, the aim of the rally is to cement direct people to people contact, which will further strengthen the existing bilateral relations.

“May the wheels of India Russia Diplomatic Relations always move forward in the FAST Lane”

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India Russia Friendship Motor Rally-RUSSIA LEG

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“India Russia Friendship Motor Rally” 
“Be a part of the history”

India Russia Friendship Motor Rally – Mumbai- Bandar Abbas to St. Petersburg
Assemble at Mumbai and proceed to Bandar Abbas on 27th April 2018

Start on 29th April 2018 flag off from Bandar Abbas, Iran.
End 16th May 2018 at Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The start date will be 29th April 2018 “India Russia Friendship Motor Rally ” from Mumbai – Bandar Abbas (Iran) for Moscow , will be flagged off with 20 teams in 22 cars comprising of 60-70 participants to cover 19,235 kms by road & 1960 NM by sea. The team will have participants from India, Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia. This event is in continuation with the India Leg concluding at New Delhi on the 14th of March 2018.
The rally is being organized by Kalinga Motor Sports Club (KMSC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and The Embassy of The Russian Federation in India.
This friendship car rally is in celebration of “70 YEARS of Diplomatic Relations between India and Russia” and “70 YEARS of Indian Independence”. KMSC will be conducted a route survey covering the entire route in the month of June 2017. While all the Indian cars are being supplied by Mahindra & Mahindra, KMSC is in the process of finalizing adding Russian vehicles to the convoy.
To commemorate these 70 year old landmarks of friendship, diplomacy and independence, year 2017-18 will see a series of celebrations of art, culture, films festivals, business seminars, exchange programs and many more events across both the countries. And “India Russia Friendship Motor Rally ” is one of the activities.

Rally continues from Bandar Abbas (Iran) 29th April- 16th May 2018 from New Delhi

No. of Vehicles 22           No. of Participants 60-70             No. of Days 19days

This rally will promote connectivity between India and Russia to boost trade and investments. The focus is to strengthen the existing friendship, cooperation in cultural spheres, tourism, science & research. It will further promote trade through the International North South Transport Corridor-INSTC. Above all, the aim of the rally is to cement direct people to people contact, which will further strengthen the existing bilateral relations.

“May the wheels of Indian Independence & India Russia Diplomatic Relations always move forward in the FAST Lane”

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INSTC Friendship Motor Rally

INSTC Friendship Motor Rally – St. Petersburg to Chabahar

18th May flag off from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Flag down on 2nd June 2018 at Chabahar, Iran

The event is being conducted in collaboration with FFFAI – Federation of Freight Forwarders’

Association of India

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Most important aspect of this friendship rally is the “International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)”. The focus this event is to propagate the trade corridor to ship, rail, and road route to move freight between India, Russia, Iran, Europe and Central Asia. The objective is to increase trade connectivity between major cities such as Mumbai, Moscow, Tehran, Baku, Bandar Abbas, Chabahar, Astrakhan, Bandar Anzali, to Europe.

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INSTC FRIENDSHIP MOTOR RALLY 
Jointly organised by Federation of Freight Forwarders Association of India : Kalinga Motor Sports Club

[Russia-Azerbaijan- Iran- India]

The Alternate Route during the 3rd Leg

There is a schedule for some participants who wish to take the alternate route to Chabahar. This route ends in Bandar Abbas traversing through Isfahan, Persepolis and Shiraz in Iran.

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ROTARY KALINGA WOMEN’S TSD (Time Speed Distance) RALLY

ROTARY KALINGA WOMEN’S TSD (Time Speed Distance) RALLY

Name of the Event : ROTARY KALINGA WOMEN’S TSD (Time Speed Distance) RALLY

Organised by : KALINGA MOTOR SPORTS CLUB, BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA Members of FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India),

FIA : ROTARY e CLUBS R.I.DISTRICT 3262

Dates of the Event : 12th MARCH 2017, SUNDAY

Distance to be covered: 100 km

Start of Rally Time & Venue 7.00 am, Hotel Mayfair Lagoon

End of Rally Time & Venue
Prize Distribution 2.00 pm, Hotel Mayfair Convention

Objective:

The “ROTARY KALINGA WOMENS TSD RALLY” for 4 wheelers, will run in Time / Speed / Distance (TSD) format on a Non-Cumulative basis, in NOVICE categories. The main objective is to commemorate the International Women’s Day which falls each year on the 8th of March.

By conducting such events we plan to educate “safe motoring” to people and bring in discipline amongst drivers. The format is a competitive format known as TSD – Time Speed Distance. The acumen of the driver and the navigator will be put to test by this format. A set route in the form of a TULIP will be provided to all the participating team and they will have to follow the path and complete the rally within the time frame assigned. There will be check points to ascertain whether the participants are following the correct path and maintaining the prescribed speed to cover the given distance.

It has always been the endeavor of KMSC to promote “Safe Motoring” through motor sports and now to commemorate the International Women’s Day, and induce safe motoring amongst women we have organized this event in partnership with The Rotary e Clubs RI District 3262

To give a boost to the participants Cash Prize worth Rs.75,000/-, trophies and gift hampers have been organized at a prize distribution ceremony at the end of the event.

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Event Sponsors:
  • Audi Bhubaneswar & Hotel Mayfair Lagoon
  • Co-sponsors: Monginis, PGL Honda, Jeevan Mineral Water & Radio Chocolate
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IMT FRIENDSHIP MOTOR RALLY

To improve the connectivity by road in South East Asian region and to sensitize the stakeholders of India Myanmar and Thailand Motor Vehicle Agreement regarding potential benefits of such a regulatory regime, a Friendship Motor Car Rally from Delhi to Bangkok was organized from 13th November to 3rd decemeber,2016. The rally was flagged off by Minister of State and Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya from India Gate lawns in New Delhi on 13th November,2016. His excellency Chalit Manityakul, Ambassador of Thailand to India, Shri Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, MoRTH, Ms Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), MEA and other dignitaries also attended the flag-off ceremony.

About the trip:

The rally caravan covered a distance of 5,722 KMs along tough terrain on the IMT Trilateral Highway with about 63 participants from all the three countries, in 21 Indian made vehicles on a journey from Delhi to Bangkok over 20days. Ceremonial flag-offs were also held in other major cities and provincial capitals en-route like Lucknow, Sarnath, Patna, Siliguri, Guwahati, Shillong, Kaziranga, Kohima and Imphal in India and at Kale, Mandalay, Began, Naypyitaw, Yangon and Mawlamyaing in Myanmar and at Mae Sot and Sukhothai in Thailand and concluded at Bangkok on 2nd December 2016.

Organizers:

The friendship motor car rally was organized by Kalinga Motor Sports Club, Bhubaneswar, Odisha & Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, under the aegis of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, with the support in cash and kind from Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of DONER, Government of India, Asian Development Bank and the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur.

About the Vehicles:

Two major Indian motor vehicle manufacturing companies, The Mahindra & Mahindra and The TATA Motors, supported the event by providing INDIAN MADE CARS along with service crew. The vehicles showed the best performance that could be compared with any other motor vehicle manufactured around the world. In the entire trip from 3rd November to 18th December including the return journey from Bangkok to Guwahati, the Rally faced only one flat tyre. Amazing Made in India!

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BBIN Friendship Motor Rally

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Friendship Motor Car Rally was flagged off from Silchar, Assam. The international rally aims at highlighting connectivity in the sub-region and seamless movements of vehicles across the borders in the 4 nations through implementation of BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA). Key facts The Car Rally has been jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Kalinga Motor Sports Club (Odisha) in partnership with the counterpart clubs of the neighbouring countries. The 19-days rally will culminate at Kolkata (West Bengal) on December 2, 2015 next after covering the capitals of Indian states and neighbouring countries. The rally will cover total 4,500 km distance across three countries- India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Nepal is skipped due to political tension in some areas of the country. It will cover Jharkhand (Ranchi), Bihar (Patna), Sikkim (Gangtok), Bhutan (Timphu), Assam (Dispur), Meghalaya (Shillong), Tripura (Agartala) and Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh. Once implemented, BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement would lead to economic integration of the region and help to improve bilateral relations between 4 neighbouring countries.

To highlight the sub-regional connectivity and the scope and opportunities for greater people-to-people contact and trade, there was a BBIN Friendship Motor Rally in Oct. 2015. It was decided by the Transport Ministers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal assembled at Thimpu. Highlighting its importance, Union Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari said, “This car rally will not only highlight advantages of connectivity in the region, but also help and demonstrate the practical framework of BBIN Agreement to facilitate cross border movement of vehicles.”

To finalize the route of the rally, BBIN Ministers flagged off the route survey vehicle on 15th of June 2015.

 

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INRC – 6TH ROUND “THE RALLY OF ODISHA”

Kalinga Motors Sports Club is going to organize SPRIT of KALINGA III (All India, Sixth Round of FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 2014 & first round of Eastern India TSD challenge 2014), a TDS (Time/ Distance/ Speed) rally for 4 wheelers and 2 wheelers on 8th and 9th November 2014 in Bhubaneswar.

Any person (18 years or above) holding a valid driving and FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) competition license can enter in this event. While the pre event scrutiny and driver’s briefing will be held on the 8th of  November at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, the motor rally will be held on 9th of November and the prize distribution will be held in Hotel The New Marion on the 9th of November evening.

About the Rally:

This rally will be involving a number of Drivers and Navigators who will drive their 4-Wheeler Cars and 2- Wheeler bikes through tarmac, broken tarmac, sandy roads with the objective of achieving top laurels in this exciting & scenic Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) event. The drivers will also face small hills and ghat sections during their drive. The rally will run through Bhubaneswar and adjacent areas covering a distance of 200-300 kms (approx). The Rally will start from Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar and finishes at the same place.

Entries: All entrants must submit the entry form dully filled available in the website www.kmscorissa.com not later than 18:00 Hrs Thursday Feb 6, 2014 and appropriate fees must be deposited in the bank account of the organizer.

NATIONAL EVENT

Participants from all over the country would take part. This event is specific to 4 wheelers only. Drivers and Navigators of National Fame will be participating in this event. TATA Motors have sponsored a Team of 8 vehicles for this National event. There would be 9 such rounds of challenging events through the country. Odisha has bagged the opportunity to host the 6th Round of Indian National TSD Rally Championship followed by Kolkata and Ranchi in the Eastern India. The tournament will culminate at Chennai on the 20th & 21st of December 2014.

Cash award/Prizes: There are 3 groups of participation 1- Pro Expert; 2- Pro Stock: 3-Pro Stock Ladies. The total prize Money is Rs.2,62,500/=. With the cash prize Trophies for positions 1st to 5th in all categories will be given.

ZONAL cum LOCAL EVENT

EITC (Eastern India TSD Rally Championship)

This will include FOUR as well as TWO wheelers. Total Prize money is Rs.1,05,000/=

What is the rally about?

A TSD Rally event requires Drivers & Navigators to drive their Cars and bikes along an undisclosed route marked by arrows/markings/directions along with distances mentioned in a Road Book or commonly known as a ‘Tulip Chart’. Such events, also requires each team to drive at the specified Variable Average Speeds specified in the Road Book. The Variable Average Speeds necessitates teams to be at a specified location at a particular point of time. Any delay or early arrival at a particular point along the specified route will attract penalty points and as such the team with the minimum penalty points becomes the winner. This will be monitored by Marshals, posted at secret locations who will record the timings maintained by the teams. Such Variable Average Speeds will not exceed 45 KMPH in non-Highway stretches. All this requires the teams to concentrate on identifying the route, check the route markings with the physical layout and do complicated mathematical calculations for ascertaining the correct timings. This event will provide a lot of challenge to the participants to cover long distances on different road surfaces as well changed traffic profile available in Bhubaneswar and adjacent areas in this 200-300 kms (approx..) event.

About Kalinga Motor Sports Club: 

The event has been licensed by the  FMSCI [ Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India]

Events done by Kalinga Motor Sports Club:-

  • Co-promoter 2nd Indo-Bhutan Friendship Rally 2009
  • Kalinga Green Rally for Cars 2009 (Baripada, Mayurbhanj)  13,14, August 2009
  • Spirit of Kalinga Rally, 2010 (Baripada, Mayurbhanj) 12, 13, 14, March 2010
  • INRC – Indian National Rally Championship Stage Rally (Bhubaneswar, Odisha)
  • “The Rally of Odisha” 6th Round of INRC 9,10,11 December 2011
  • TMILL EMSA EAST COAST WILD RUN (Co-promoters) 27,28, April 2013
  • Eastern India TSD Challenge Cup (4wheelers & 2 Wheelers) 2013/2014/2015
  • Co-organisers with clubs from West Bengal & Jharkhand
PRESENT EVENT:

6th Round of FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 2014 for 4 wheelers

& Open Event for 4 & 2 wheelers

1st Eastern India TSD Challange

Forthcoming event:-
  • : An International Rally “Puri to Pashupatinath” and “Kathmandu to New Delhi” in the month of    February 2015 is envisaged.
  • : Eastern India TSD Challenge Cup (4wheelers & 2 Wheelers)  2015
Programme 

Ceremonial Flag off on 08.11.2014 at 4pm from KALINGA STADIUM, BHUBANESWAR by Hon’ble  Minsiter Housing & Urban Development Sri Pushpendra Singhdeo

Prize Distribution on 09.11.02014 at 8pm  The Hotel New Marion, BHUBANESWAR by Hon’ble  Minister Housing & Urban Development, Govt. of Odisha, Sri Pushpendra Singhdeo ; Hon’ble Minister Tourism & Culture, Govt. of Odisha Sri Ashok Panda; Hon’ble Minister Sports & Youth Services, & Tribal Welfare, Govt. of Odisha Sri Sudam Marandi

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Mega ATV Championship 2016

Kalinga Motorsports Club in association with Autosports India and FMSCI (Federation of Motorsports Club of India) is organizing the Mega ATV Championship 2016 to be held from 4th to 7th March, 2016 at Bhubaneswar, India. The event will focus on areas of real-life challenges and disaster management using All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV’s), Engineering Design, Manufacturing, Racing and utility based competition in which participant Teams from all over the country has to design and then fabricate an ATV and use it to serve for mankind.
The event would be the first of its kind in India and would be at par with competition standards of USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Japan & Austria. The aim of Mega ATV Championship is to promote good engineering practices in manufacturing of off-road and ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) for students by providing a platform where they can learn to design, manufacture and understand the utility of such vehicles. Apart from sporting, the event aims to educate the people and spread awareness regarding the wide application of such versatile vehicles for Disaster Management and accessing rough terrains.

Visitor Profile
Mega ATV Championship is expected to attract 4,000 – 6,000 participants from all across the country with an approximate size of 200 delegates, academicians and Industry experts. FMSCI is expected to bring a large contingent from Motorsports fraternity the event. A cross section of future technocrats, scientists, researchers, leaders and captains of industry & mobility professionals from every conceivable segment of automotive industry including members of academia.
Invitation
As North-East part of India takes prominent interest the automotive industry, we invite corporate, academia and industries to come and witness the mega event.
It will be an excellent opportunity for students from all across the country as well as organizations to demonstrate their products, capabilities, systems and services to the tech savy engineers, who are potential customers and decision makers for automotive product and Services.

 

We assure that the Mega ATV Championship will truly be a memorable one worthy of its landmark status with unprecedented event that meet the expectation of every motor sports enthusiast.

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INDO NEPAL Friendship Motor Rally

The renewed interest in bilateral relationship between the neighboring countries by our Hon’le Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, is the motivation behind this Project.

This event carries much importance as Jagannath Dham of Puri and Pashupati Nath of Kathmandu have great pilgrimage importance both in India as well as in Nepal.

This friendship car rally will start from sea level and culminate on the high mountains of the Himalyas in the first leg.

In it’s second leg, the friendship rally would connect capital of two countries – Kathmandu and Delhi.

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