This year’s Gumball 3000 did certainly have more attention from India as well, considering and Indian driver participating for the first time in the Gumball rally. Rohan Thakur from India was the first ever Indian participating in the rally (Team #85) and drove his Oakley Design LP760 Lamborghini Aventador. There was another Oakley designed Lamborghini driven by Qatar`s Nasser Al-Thani. Both the team got an Audi Q7 with a trailer attached as a support vehicle. There was one more team driving the Aventador, Team 72, but unfortunately the car met an accident on its way to the Stockholm checkpoint.
The 2013 Gumball 3000 started from Copenhagen on the 18th of May and ended on 25th May at Monaco, which also happened to be a F1 weekend. This will be the 15th anniversary of the Gumball 3000 and this year they have a go green theme. The CNI UK has joined the rally to ensure that the cars emission do not have adverse impact on the environment. Participating in the rally were cars like Bugatti veyrons, Ferrari F12, Ferrari 458, Porsche Carrera GT, Mc-Merc SLR 722, Lamborghini Aventador, Jaguar F-Type and many more.
(Note – At the event there was Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster with Dubai register plates painted resembling the Indian flag, which is also believed to be owned by a Indian. )
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