This year's National Rally will begin in Kochi in another 15 days, but National champion JK Tyre has pulled out of the seven-round championship.
JK Tyre pulls out of National Rally
Hindu article wrote:The sport's soaring cost seems to be the reason. "They have brought in new regulations and specifications which make the sport very expensive. The MAI (Motorsports Association of India) has introduced the Group N-Plus (fully modified cars category) this season, so the cost almost doubles. And they now have (points from) three cars for the National Championship, instead of the usual two. So, we'll have to run at least five cars to be in the race for the championship," explained Mr. Sharma.
The MAI also doesn't give the teams time to settle down with the new regulations, feels Mr. Sharma. "World over, regulations are put in place an year in advance, here they give us a few months."