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Nanavare, Asif Ali ride to glory

June 18, 2007

The city of Indore awoke to heavy rain and the revving of engines as the final leg of the Castrol Power1 Throttle Max challenge for motorcycles was held on Saturday.

Thirty-six hardcore bikers from across the country battled it out in adverse conditions on a specially designed track at the Nehru stadium for the title of India's ‘most skillful rider’. In the end, it was Mumbai's Tummi Nanavare and Bhopal's Syed Asif Ali who took the honours. The former won the up to 125 cc – 4 stroke category, while Syed Asif Ali emerged triumphant in the 125 cc up to 250cc 4-stroke class.

The two Castrol Power1 Throttle Max champions will accompany Castrol's brand ambassador actor John Abraham to Malaysia in October 2007, where they will witness the Malaysian Moto GP.

Saturday's event, with technical assistance from Sportscraft (, in Indore was the grand culmination of the dirt bike event, that kicked-off in April, attracted 600 motorcycle and witnessed ten legs in different cities.

Image: Mumbai's defending champion Rustom Patel negotiates the wet dirt track at the Nehru Stadium.

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