In the coming few weeks, Sunny Sidhu- the champion rallyist from Chandigarh- will traverse thousands of kilometres and gear up to participate in Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) which is the first international event outside India that he is taking part in. Sunny will be seen in action in Australia, New Zealand and Japan rounds of the APRC this year- the first round of which is starting in May later this year.

Not only will Sidhu make his debut on the foreign shores, he will also become the first rallyist from the region to compete in APRC, which is ranked among the toughest and most presitgious international motorsport events. Ace Indian rallyists like Gaurav Gill and Naren Kumar has also taken part in the championship and even managed to come out triumphant.

"This is a big event and though I have no doubts in mind, I have already started thinking about the terrains and how it would be. I have been planning to take part in APRC for quite some time now but the development has taken place all of all sudden after the Desert Storm," shared Sunny.

It was at the recently concluded Desert Storm rally where Sunny, driving a Mahindra Thar, finished overall second in the Rally Xtreme behind Suresh Rana of Manali.

Taking on powerful SUVs like Toyota Hilux and Nissan Patrol-which were made in Dubai- and Mitsubishi Pajero, Grand Vitara and Maruti Gypsy, Sunny kept his challenge alive in the rally that was stretched over more than two thousand kilometres in parts of Rajasthan.

"A car has to be well-prepared as it takes a lot of beating. The vehicle which I was riding was a bit slow but it had the advantage of running well in sandy conditions," said Sunny, likening the achievement of his vehicle beating other powerful SUVs to Yuvraj's six sixers in an over against England.

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