Rohith Mahalikudi from Bengaluru earns the opportunity to watch the Dakar Rally live in Peru
M.S. Ramaiah Institute Of Technology College Student wins the Red Bull Desert Wings University Challenge National Finals in Mumbai ** Winner gets a chance to compete for the Ultimate Dakar experience in Peru
Bangalore | Written by: BNN Team | Updated: 01-12-2017 | Views: 445
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Narsee Monjee, Vile Parle witnessed the national finals of the inaugural edition of Red Bull Desert Wings University Challenge, a thrilling competition for students who are motorsport enthusiasts. At this highly competitive, remote controlled, ‘mini Dakar’ race with 8 finalists, Rohith Mahalikudi set the fastest time – 7.518 secs- on a specially created track.
Taking place for the first time ever in India, Red Bull Desert Wings University Challenge had five qualifiers in Patiala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai. Winners from each qualifier competed in the finals at Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai on 30th November 2017. The winner Rohit Mahalikudi has earned an all-expenses paid trip to Peru to compete in the World Finals at the University of Le Havre on 16th January 2018. The national winner will also get the opportunity to witness the toughest rally raid the Dakar Rally in Lima, Peru. Any university student above 18 years of age and holding a valid passport is eligible to participate.
After winning the Red Bull Desert Wings Rohit said, “I never expected such a big opportunity to come my way. Two days ago I did not imagine I’d be taking part in such an event. Red Bull changed all of that, they came to my college and I took part. I’m very surprised and pleasantly shocked that I’m going to Peru, I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing experience.”