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The Valley Run 2022 celebrates 10 years of drag racing | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

The annual sequence which hosted greater than 700 members, showcased a few of the nation’s quickest automobiles and bikes.

Drag Racing has been a type of sport which excels at satisfying the necessity for velocity of lovers and solutions one key query – who’s the quickest? The Valley Run, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, quenched this thirst for Mumbai’s velocity freaks as greater than 700 members gathered on the Aamby Valley non-public airstrip for a weekend of high-octane drag racing.

  1. 2022 Valley Run had over 700 entries with extensive number of autos
  2. Tuned Nissan GTR set a sub-10 sec quarter-mile time
  3. Quickest two-wheeler time was set by a tuned Suzuki Hayabusa

The Valley Run 2022: quickest automobiles and bikes

For the primary time within the historical past of the occasion, a four-wheeler managed to realize a sub-10 second quarter-mile time. This distinction went to a modified Nissan GTR, tuned by Kik Shift and Alpha Logic, which was piloted by Imran Majid. The automobile clocked in a breakneck time of 9.766sec, beating the likes of an Audi R8, one other Nissan GT-R and even a Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

In the meantime, the excellence of the quickest rider went to Mohammed Riyaz who piloted a tuned Suzuki Hayabusa and clocked in a time of 9.716 seconds. This additionally made it the quickest time set by a international bike all through the weekend. When it got here to the Indian two-wheeler section, the TVS Racing workforce took the highest spot, eclipsing all different groups.

Within the Indian two-wheeler class, the quickest total time was set by a modified TVS that clocked in a formidable 11.523sec quarter-mile run. However, the India four-wheeler class noticed the quickest time set by a tuned Skoda Octavia vRS that clocked in a time of 12.303sec. The quickest diesel automobile of the day award went to a tuned BMW X3 that clocked in an equally spectacular 12.589sec quarter-mile time.

Sturdy feminine participation in The Valley Run 2022

This yr’s occasion additionally noticed feminine drivers and riders placing on a dominating efficiency. The quickest feminine rider on a international bike was Shweta Chitrode, who clocked an 11.545sec quarter-mile time on a modified Suzuki Hayabusa, whereas the honour for the quickest feminine driver in a international automobile went to Jhanvi Bhavsar, who set a time of 14.198sec in a BMW 330i.

The award for the quickest feminine rider on an Indian bike went to Lani Zena Fernandez who clocked a time of 12.282sec with a Royal Enfield, and the award for the quickest feminine rider in an Indian automobile went to Uvashri Kannadasan Balajeyanthi, who set a time of 12.969sec in a tuned Skoda.

The Valley Run: future plans

Other than the drag strip, this yr’s Valley Run additionally noticed the particular visitor look of industrialist, Yohaan Poonawalla who introduced alongside his fleet of 4 Ferrari’s – 458 Speciale convertible, 488 Pista convertible, F12 Berlinetta, Portofino – a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead coupe, Bentley Bentayga and the Land Rover Defender.

Rongom Mukerji, founding father of Elite Octane Inc, stated they plan to develop the occasion into extra cities sooner or later, incorporate extra rounds and doubtlessly launch a brand new sequence for the subsequent version.

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