FIA APRC R1 2024 Regulations – 47th South India Rally

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FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2024 – South India Rally

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Madras Motor Sports Club, India’s oldest motorsport organiser is delighted to present Round 1 of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2024 – also the 47th edition of the South India Rally, Round-1 of the Blue Band fmsci MMSC Indian National Rally Championship 2024Fri, 15th to Sun, 17th March 2024.

The Rally Head Quarters (HQ) will be at the Madras International Circuit (MIC) which is about 35 kms from the Chennai Airport on the Chennai-Bangalore Highway. The HQ will be operational from Wed, 14th March 2024.

The Rally consists of 13 Stages (134.13 kms) including 4 SSS (13.20 kms), and Transport Sections (Liaison Distance) of about 177 kms. The furthest stage is about 23 kms from the Service Park.

MIC is the hub of all rally activity – Rally HQ, Service Park (SP), Scrutineering, Rally Control, Drivers Briefing, Parc Ferme, Ceremonial Start, SSS, and the Track Stage.

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MMSC Awards Ceremony for 2023 Winners (20 Jan 2024)

The list of National champions who were presented with the trophies are:
Pro-Stock 301-400cc: Rider Champion – Rajiv Sethu (Chennai, RACR Castrol Power1 Ultimate). Team Champion – Petronas TVS Racing. Manufacturer champion – Yamaha.
Pro-Stock 165cc: Rider – KY Ahamed (Chennai, Petronas TVS Racing). Team – Petronas TVS Racing. Manufacturer – Yamaha
Novice (Stock 165cc): Rider – Vignesh Goud (Hyderabad, Race’ists Motorcycle Club). Team – Axor Sparks Racing. Manufacturer – Yamaha.
Girls (Stock 165cc): Rider – Lani Zena Fernandez (Puducherry, RACR Castrol Power1 Ultimate). Team – Alpha Racing. Manufacturer – Yamaha.
TVS Open (Apache RR 310): Rider – Chiranth Vishwanath (Bengaluru).
TVS Girls (Apache RTR 200): Rider – Nithila Das (Bengaluru).
Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup – Open (NSF 250R): Rider – Kavin Quintal (Chennai).
MRF Formula 2000: Driver champion – Sandeep Kumar (Chennai).
MRF Formula 1600: Driver – Chetan Surineni (Bengaluru).
Indian Touring Cars: Driver – Gurunath Meiyappan (Chennai, Race Concepts). Team champion – Race Concepts.
Indian Junior Touring Cars: Driver – Deepak Ravikumar (Chennai, Team Performance Racing). Team – DTS Racing.
Super Stock: Driver – Diljith TS (Thrissur, DTS Racing). Team – Redline Racing, Chennai. Formula LGB 1300: Driver – Diljith TS (Thrissur, DTS Racing). Team – DTS Racing.
MRF Saloons (Toyota Etios): Driver – Angad Matharo (Chandigarh, Redline Racing).

Madras Motor Sports Club

The Madras Motor Sports Club has been the pioneer in developing and promoting motorsport in India since 1953, and we are working to take motorsport in India to greater heights in the years to come. It is the club’s endeavor to provide more opportunities for competitors, and to this end, it has chalked out various progressive programmes.
From the days of Sholavaram, MMSC built its own racetrack which was inaugurated in 1979 and secured its FIA Grade-2 international certification in 2014, making it the only club which owns such a facility that has been further upgraded with international-standard Paddock, complete with VIP hospitality suites, 20 spacious garages and a separate Paddock on the western side with its own circuit.
The club has organised the Porsche Super Cup, Formula Campos, Formula Asia, Asian touring car championships, Formula 3, Tata Prima Truck racing championship, the FIM Asia Road Racing Championships (2-wheelers) besides a host of other motorsport events over the years.
The club also has active participation for its events from vehicle manufacturers who also use the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) extensively for testing their products.

Our Rich History

In the year 1952, while a 1948 G.T.F was being cleared from the Madras Harbour, discussions between the owner and Mr. R De Souza on motor racing, rallying etc., gave birth to the gem of an idea of a Motor Sports Club. This idea took a hazy shape in the summer of 1953 when two M. Gs chased each other from Chesney Hall to the parking lot of the Catholic Centre. An unusually tall Englishman (Rex Strong) and a comparatively short Indian (K Varugis) got out from their espectie cars, stared and then probably grinned at each other and decided that racing would be more fun if organized off the roads. Thus, figuratively, one could read the words MMSC in the spiralling fumes of the twin exhausts.
Rex Strong had been a member of the Calcutta Motor Sports Club and the M.G. Club and naturally both he and K. Varugis looked around for more Motor Racing enthusiasts with a view to form a Club. Sometime later, a small gathering of motorists arranged a Motor Gymkhana Club, in order to get together and pass a formal resolution for the formation of the Madras Motor Sports Club.
In the meanwhile, with the guidance and assistance of the Chairman, Mr. M A Chidambaram and Mr. S V B Row, the legal advisor of the AASI, a constitution of the Club was drafted and then registered under the Societies Act.

The first officials of the Club were:
President: Mr. M G Donner
Hon. Treasurer: Mr. K V Srinivasan
Hon. Secretary: Mr. K Varugis

These, together with the Rajkumar of Pithapuram, Raja D V Appa Rao and Messrs. J H Dye, P Mathen, K A. Sillick and R A Strong were the first members of the Committee.
The first regular Motor Sports event was held at the Sholavaram Airstrip in Aug / Sept 1953. There were only two classes of cars, the M.Gs (of which there were almost six) and other stock cars. The events were standing starts, flying starts over a distance of a mile and some parking tests. Mr. G M Donner in his Mark 7 Jaguar averaged 84 miles per hour over the measured mile.
The first race meeting was held on October 25th 1953 at the Sholavaram Airstrip when we had a 5 lap race for Motor Cycles (handicap), a 5 lap race for Sports cars, a 3 lap relay for Motor cycle teams and lap handicap relay for cars, finisning with a driving test with the usual hard, soft reverse into marked space, zigzag, garage stop and restart engine etc., The fastest man at the race was Mr. John Dye, who clocked something like 72 m p h for a lap on a Triumph Twin. The corse was ten ‘L’ shaped within one leg, approximately 3/4 mile left hand turn short leg, 1/5 m hairpin bend, another shortleg 1/5 mile and right hand turn to complete the lap.

At the end of the day, a dinner was held at the Madras Club. In the early stages, the Club was fortunate in having a number of enthusiasts. Starting from the President, Mr. G M Donner, there were Messrs. K Varugis, Rex Strong who had been a member of the Calcutta Motor Sports Club and the M G Club, P Mathen, J D Jones and DJ Hopley, Srihari, the late Rajkumar of Pithapuram, the late Ravi Sharma, Ven Sellick, the late R De Souza, Philli Clubwala and K.P. Ranganatha Rao (Babbagaya) who took a lot of interest in this culb.
Mr. N Jones was formerly a TT Star and was at that time with the Rootis Group. Mr. Mathen was General Manager of South India Automotive Corporation Ltd., and he not only took part in all the activities but provided servicing facilities to members at 24, Whites Road. He also built the first special, the “S.I.A,C.” Mr D J Hopley, who was then Managing Director of Oldham (India) Ltd., helped the Club with handicapping and laying the original course.
Mr. K V Srinivasan held the finances of the Club in order and later provided office facilities at Union Motors.
The initial membership consisted of about forty founder members.

MMSC was integral to Indian Racing’s Glory Days.

Club Office

Madras Motor Sports Club
Chandhok Centre, Ground Floor,
244 Mount Road, Chennai 600006.

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Madras International Circuit

Chennai To Bangalore Highway Road, Irungattukottai, Chennai 602117

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APRC 2024 Rally HQ

NH 4, Opp. Hyundai Factory, Irungattukottai, Kancheepuram District. Tamil Nadu
Track Manager:
Phillip George. Tel: 9841065135 Email circuit @