Tough terrain to test MRF stars in Malaysian Rally - New Kerala

Following the reconnaissance run on Thursday, both Gill, the 2013 APRC champion, who trails teammate Tidemand of Sweden by 34 points, described the 14 Special Stages, totalling 226. 56 km that will be run over two days, as "tough and extremely... It is going to be hard on the cars, but hopefully, we will come through," said 33-year old Delhi-based Gill, who will be partnered by his long-time co-driver Glenn Macneall from Australia. Echoing Gill's views, 24-year-old Tidemand, who is coming off a second-place finish in World Rally Championship-2 in Finland a fortnight back, felt that as much as the track, the weather conditions could also be a major hurdle. Gill said his Skoda Fabia S2000 is fitted with a new engine and after tweaking the set-up on Friday, he was happy with the car. At the half-way mark in the championship, Tidemand heads the standings after wins in New Zealand and Australia and a second place finish behind Gill in the season-opener in New Caledonia. Team MRF boss Lane Heenan said: "The Skoda Fabia S2000 is the most successful S2000 car ever and we are confident the cars and MRF. Source: