The first day of Force Gurkha Rain Forest Challenge (RFC) India 2017 has concluded and Chandigarh's Gurmeet Virdi and his co-driver Kirpal Singh Tung emerged at the top with 390 points out of 500 after the completion of the first five Special Stages. Veteran rallyist Jagat Nanjappa with his co-driver Chetan Changappa of V5 Off-roaders from Coorg came second with 355 points. Siddartha Santhosh and the co-driver Prithviraj AC from the Team BODA (Bangalore Offroaders Development Association) took the third spot with 298 points. Day one saw 38 teams from across the country participating in some of the toughest challenges in RFC history.
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