Specttrum News (KS Kalsi):The three-day 7th Hero O&A Autocross Motocross and Off-road Challenge took off at GMADA Ground in Mohali on Friday. Top riders and motorsport enthusiasts from various parts of the country reached to test their motoring manoeuvres.

All the vehicles participating in the event including diverse makes of two-wheelers and four-wheelers were inspected. The vehicles were scrutinized as per the norms of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI).

The Clerk of the Course (COC), Gulpreet Aulakh said, “We have received an overwhelming response for the all the categories. Participants will be put on a test of endurance and technique now. All the vehicles have been scrutinised and the qualifying rounds will be organised tomorrow”.

Adding to it, the steward of the event, Nikhil Jaspal said, “Adventure lovers are all set to enjoy the triple treat, AutoCross, MotoCross and Off-Roading. We have taken full care of safety norms and two life-support ambulances with paramedic staff have been stationed at the spot”.

A huge rush of spectators around the ground was noticed as the contestants practiced at the track to win in the competition. The finest teams who reached at the spot included Hero Racing team, A2B team, TVS Riders, Jaipur Riders, Delhi Bikers Club, Tusker Motorsport, Capital Offroaders, 4X4 Earth Crawlers, Gerrari Offroaders Xtreme Offroaders, Ludhiana and Mudaholics Jalandhar.