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*     The event is titled as Spirit of Kalinga-III.
*     This is the sixth round of FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship and the first round of Eastern India TSD Challenge Rally for four and two wheelers.
*     Any person (18 years or above), holding a valid driving and FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) competition license can enter in this event.
*     After the pre-event scrutiny and driver’s briefing on November 8 at Kalinga Stadium, the motor rally will take place the next day.
*     The rally will be involving a number of drivers and navigators who will drive their cars and bikes through tarmac, broken tarmac, sandy roads with the objective of achieving top laurels in this Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) event.
*     According to KMSC president and former Odisha Sports Minister Praveen Chandra Bhanja Deo, the drivers will also face small hills and ghat sections during their drive.
*      The National rally, meant for four-wheelers only, will run through Bhubaneswar and adjacent areas covering a distance of around 200 to 300 kms.
*     The rally will be flagged off from and finish at Kalinga Stadium.
*     Drivers and navigators of national repute will be participating in this event.
*     Tata Motors have sponsored a team of eight vehicles for this event.
*     There would be nine such rounds of challenging events through the country.
*     Odisha has bagged the opportunity to host the sixth round, followed by Kolkata and Ranchi in the Eastern India.
*     The tournament will culminate at Chennai on December 21.
*     There will be three groups of participation _ Pro Expert, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Ladies.
*     The total prize money is Rs 2,62,500.
*     Besides cash prizes, trophies will be give for first to fifth positions in all categories.
*     The Eastern India TSD Rally, carrying a total prize fund of Rs 1,05,000, will include four as well as two wheelers.
*     The TSD event requires drivers and navigators to drive their cars and bikes along an undisclosed route marked by arrows/ markings/ directions along with distances mentioned in a Road Book or commonly known as Tulip Chart.
*     The events also requires each team to drive at the Variable Average Speeds (VAS), specified in the Road Book.
*     The VAS necessitates teams to be at a specified location at a particular point of time.
*     Any delay or early arrival at a particular point along the specified route will attract penalty points and as such the team with the minimum penalty points becomes the winner.
*     This will be monitored by marshals, posted at secret locations.
*     The VAS will not exceed 45 kmph in non-highway stretches.
*     All this requires the teams to concentrate on identifying the route, check the route markings with the physical layout and do complicated mathematical calculations for ascertaining the correct timings.
*     This event will provide a lot of challenge to the participants to cover long distances on different road surfaces as well changed traffic profile available in Bhubaneswar and adjacent areas.

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