Auto Gymkhana 2018, popular obstacle motorsport race held in Bengaluru for the first time
‘Auto Gymkhana 2018’ a popular obstacle motorsport was held on Saturday, 10th March at Patel’s Inn Club & Resort at RT Nagar. Organized by Onashi Motorsports in association with Zeroin Management Pvt. Ltd.
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Auto Gymkhana saw participation from more than 100 motorsport enthusiasts from across India. In Auto Gymkhana, the participating drivers manoeuvred through a predetermined track performing different driving techniques. The racing track comprised obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels.
The participants performed a variety of driving techniques like reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s, and other advanced skills. The drivers had to get to the finish line in the fastest time possible by getting through or going around the strategically placed obstacles. It involved only the use of first and second gear. A gymkhana course is typically 250 meters to 300 meters in length. The driver who completes the tasks the fastest, without penalties like hitting obstacles or failure to navigate, wins the race.
Auto Gymkhana is one among those sporting events that allows participation from enthusiasts across age groups. From professionals to young adults, anybody with a car and good driving skills can participate. Since Auto Gymkhana is a closed track event, even those below the age of 18 can participate.
Gymkhana is a motorsport that is similar to an autocross race but on a much smaller scale. Time penalties are issued for hitting cones, and a failure to navigate the course correctly results in no time score. Gymkhana requires strong mental concentration and memorization of the track, as sections of the course frequently must be repeated or navigated backwards and or differently. Handbrake technique, drifting and sliding are all necessary skills for gymkhana.
Gymkhana is extremely spectator friendly and it has the ability to catch the attention of the common man. It is a very popular and safe form of Motor-Sport in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan in the Asian Zone.
This type of Gymkhana was organized for the very first time in the city.