Attention, members of the Indian rallying fraternity! Barely has the curtain come down on the Deccan Rally from Pune to Goa, when entries to the 3rd Round of the Maruti Suzuki National Superleague TSD Rally Championship have opened, inviting both experts and amateurs, whether in cars or SUVs, to the Backwaters Rally. A whole new adventure that takes off from Ooty in the Nilgiris, crossing over from Tamil Nadu into Kerala awaits you! With the crippling heat of this year’s more than unusually harsh Indian summer, the Backwaters Rally flags off in salubrious Ootacamund before taking you through the lush monsoon drenched landscape of Kerala’s backwaters to conclude in the historical coastal city of Kochi.
Point to be noted here - there are separate categories for the Championship and Non Championship contenders and thereby, separate prizes for both categories of competitors.
You are more than welcome to still register for the Championship in case you're fired up by the new format which includes "Tests" - the only downside being that you missed the previous two Superleague Championship rounds and the opportunity to earn points there!
|Prizes and Trophies|
|Rank||NSTSDRC Championship||Non - Championship AWards|
|Overall||Expert||Amateur||Tamil Nadu – Kerala Class|
|1||Trophy + Rs. 40,000||Trophy + Rs. 30,000||Trophy + Rs. 30,000||Trophy|
|2||Trophy + Rs. 25,000||Trophy + Rs. 20,000||Trophy + Rs. 20,000||Trophy|
|3||Trophy + Rs. 15,000||Trophy + Rs. 10,000||Trophy + Rs. 10,000||Trophy|
|1||Coup de Dames||1|
|2||Tamil Nadu - Kerala Class||1st, 2nd & 3rd|
|Non Sponsored||Rs. 20,000 (for a team of two)|
|Sponsored||Rs. 40,000 (for a team of two)|
|Team Entry||Rs. 3,00,000 (for a team of 3 - 5 vehicles)|