|Wednesday, 20 August 2003|
Southern Monsoon Rally on September 14
Tune up your machines and get ready for the Southern Monsoon Rally 2003 organised by Rally Specialists from the South-the Southern Motor Sports Club, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday the 14th of September 2003 in Matara, Deviating from the general 2 to 3 day rallies, the SMSC has made a tremendous effort to organise a One Day Rally, but maintaining the excitement, challenge and entertainment that they incorporate in their well-known Southern Rally.
It should be noted that, the 600 Km "Southern Rally" organised by the Southern Motor Sports Club has always been a tremendous success, participated by Sri Lankas top most drivers and riders.
The participants call the Southern Rally, 'one of the most challenging and memorable events in motor rallying history of Sri Lanka.' Consequently, the interest in motor rallies organised by the Southern Motor Sports Club is growing.
Southern Monsoon Rally 2003 has become a reality with the help of the major sponsor, Messrs. Wheels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and three co-sponsors: Messrs. HNB Assurance, Messrs. Century Finance and Lanka Orex Leasing Company. The Southern Monsoon Rally 2003 is a Day Rally, which begins and terminates at the newly opened premises of Wheels Lanka (Pvt) ltd. at Pamburana, Matara.
Known for its expert skills in motor rallying, the Southern Motor Sports Club has made tremendous efforts to take the competitors through a very exciting, challenging and a memorable route. The organisers say that the plotters of the route have made it a point to provide the competitors with something that they will remember for years to come.
The rally traverses not only through the beautiful landscapes of the south, but also through major cities in the Matara, Galle and Hambantota districts covering a route of approximately 300 km. It consists of two stages with a two-hour stop-over at Embilipitiya.
The Southern Motor Sports Club believes that, it is the proper combination of the skills of the driver, navigator (co-driver) and the machine (competing vehicle) that decides the success in motor rallying.
Therefore, unlike in many other motor rallies held elsewhere in the past, where the role of the navigator has been comparatively undermined, the navigators participating in the Southern Monsoon Rally 2003, will have a more challenging task, equally important with that of the driver. Entries for the Rally will open on 16-08-2003 and will close on 06-09-2003.
The organisers will be awarding about 80 trophies to the winners, consisting of winners of stages and finally the overall winners. The awards distribution will take place with a musical show which will also take place at Royal Gardens Hotel at Pamburana, Matara. The organisers have made arrangements to invite distinguished guests for the Start/Finish and the Awards Ceremony to add more colour and glamour to this motor sports event.
Further details of the Rally can be obtained by calling Ashhar Hameem on 0777-225555 or Oscar Amarasinghe on 0777-074141.
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