Mangalorean Jason Saldanha Wins International Car Rally Championship at Thailand: Check Out

Mangalorean Jason Saldanha Wins International Car Rally Championship at Thailand: Check Out

Jason Deepak Saldanha, from Mangalore city has made a historical debut in international car rally championship by winning the RAAT Thailand Rally championship on Sunday, March 26, along with his co-driver Thimmu Uddapanda Bopanna from Kodagu. The duo achieved fourth position overall among 56 rallyists in various classes, which includes Rally 1 Super 4w class. The duo drove a Suzuki Swift 1.6L six speed stock car in the RC 2.1 class for Team Rally Insight. In addition, they also hold a second place in the 2WD Cup, which is also held together.

The duo took one hour and 17 minutes to complete the course. Six rounds are still remaining of Blueband Sports FMSCI Indian Rally Championship (INRC) under Dark Don team and the coffee planter duo will return to take part in the same.

Jason has secured his BCom degree from St Aloysius College Mangaluru. After his graduation, he completed his studies in accounting in Australia.

 

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