Adil jal Darukhanawala the father of automotive journalism in India is also an avid car driver and motorcycle rider. He writes in to tell us about a new record he and his team have set.
In August 2003 I headed the 4-member team that set the first Indian national time, speed & distance records by driving a Maruti Alto 800 nonstop over 24 hours to 3082.50km.
At 9:15 a.m. On March 15, 2016 I beat this officially ratified record driving a Tata Bolt that covered 3161.5km over 24 hours.
My team hasn’t stopped though & we also had a Tata Zest & two Tata Tiagos which also broke the 24 hour record.
However we haven’t stopped since the record was broken & we have been driving flat out at the VRDE in Ahmednagar and now in another half an hour’s time, I will be back in the Tata Bolt to take it past the 10,000km mark – to be achieved in 3 days & 4 hours of nonstop flat out motoring.
No Indian car has ever been taken to this distance and within the next hour all the remaining three cars would also go past the magic 10,000km mark.
UPDATE: Our man Adil Jal Darukhanawala did it! First recorded Indian to do 10,000 km non stop #GearedForGreat