Fiat Punto gears up for the GQ expedition 2012 challenge

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Captain Prabhakar AVR and Navigator Shiva Kalyan S will set out for the GQ Expedition challenge as they hope to complete the drive of close to 6041 Kms in 75 hours. This will be their attempt to grab a spot in the Limca Book of World records. They will be using the Fiat Grande Punto 90 HP EMOTION, a real delight of Fiat India and the most powerful diesel hatch and will set out for an exigent expedition. Prabhakar AVR - Did endurance records like 2180km in 24 hours on bike, traveled more than 4lakh kilometres in cars & Bikes in India. Travelled to Ladakh on Bike, Did speed runs of 2270kms in under 23 hours in car non - stop.

Shiva Kalyan S did endurance records of around 2000 kms nonstop in a Grande Punto 90 and have extensively driven the Palio D for over a half and a Lakh kms comprising of 24 hours nonstop runs, Mountain Trails etc. He used to be the moderator of the Hyderabad chapter of the Fiat Fraternity and a co-founder of Fiat Classic Club Hyderabad.

The journey would commence from Vijaywada covering a drive of close to 6041 Kms and over a span of 3 days. The route is Vijayawada --> Chennai --> Bangalore --> Tumkur --> Kohlapur --> Pune --> Mumbai --> Jaipur --> Delhi --> Agra --> Calcutta --> Bubhaneswar --> Vishakapatnam --> Rajahmundry --> Vijayawada. The Current record stays at 86 hours ( 6041km). The event is being sponsored by Fiat India. Map My India is sponsoring the GPS live tracker for the event.

Tags : Fiat, Punto, Captain Prabhakar, GQ Expedition, Ladakh, Shiva Kalyan S, Vijaywada, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Tumkur, Mumbai, Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Calcutta, Bhubaneshwar, Vishakapatnam, Rajahmundry

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