Saturday, July 31, 2010

J.K.Tyres The Monsoon Ride Kicks off!!

Oh what a day it was!!!
It rained cats and dogs..
It rained participants..
I swear..Every official is dead(not literally)
Ceremonial flag off is day which is considered to be the most hectic day of a rally. It is the culmination day for all kind of scrutinies. Rush and Movement was felt at each and every counter.
Gods of Rains blessed the event,by cooling of boisterous Sun and sending cool breeze around.
Passion and passion...that was the only thing that could be seen oozing out. Heated discussions, clandestine planning was going on around.
Some participants were in group of two and some were with their team. People were getting nostalgic and talking about the old rallies where they had met earlier.
Motorsports events creates bonds.............Bonds that die hard. People meet, they become partner for events and they become friends for lifetime.
J.K TYRES THE MONSOON RIDE hopes to be one such event. We want to nurture so many things apart MOTORSPORT.
His higness Brig. Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur did the ceremonial flag off of the event. All the entries are done and event is ready to be kicked off tomorrow.
Parc Ferme starts at 3 oo Am tomorrow. And rally starts at 5 00 in the morning..
So the monsoon ride begins tomorrow.......................

& The Saga begins.....

J.K.Tyres The Monsoon Ride 2010 has finally begun. The headquarter of the event was buzzing with activity all day long. Sweat was flowing, from the bodies of officials and participants alike and humidity was not the only thing responsible for it.
The action which we all were waiting has finally begun.
Western Motorsport is a club which is flying on passion of people associated with it. This passion was vigilant in the first part of this saga. Passion was floating as heated arguments and sweat, only to make the event a perfect experience.
In the wee hours, when I am writing this post, I can see tired officials. sleeping with a content on their faces.
Am greatful to be part of this amazing saga of human endeavor, passion and sportsmanship. People have travelled 36 hours and are staying away from their dear ones to make this saga a success.
You might not relate with these words if you have never been part of this kind of event. But If you want to share this all with us,join our event, We are live on FACEBOOK. See us sail through the hardships of weather and see our passion through our posts.. I bet that you will feel adraline gushing through your nerves.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Last year was a thriller and this year we’ve to make it even more exciting. As we countdown to the second edition of the Monsoon Ride, let’s elaborate on its newness.

To begin with, let’s provide for the greatest invention – the wheel. I dedicate this post to our partners IRA who are bringing Nitropower to us. IRA is setting up Nitrogen inflators for the participating vehicles. And, it’s on the house!

You might ask “why nitrogen?” The experts from IRA answer:

"The incredibly rough terrain of the track, corrosive air, rain and high temperatures are not going to be easy on the tyres. You can use normal air if you wish. But you need to take into account the fact that about one-fifth of air is oxygen, and oxygen predictably, at high temperatures and pressures (which we should remind you that you are going to encounter), is a very reactive element. The moisture in the air also absorbs and holds heat. So you now have a tyre that’s inflated with wet air which is going to get really hot as the rally progresses and also fluctuates more with the pressure.

Now, if you were to fill that same tyre with nitrogen you would have a tyre that responds amazingly well to pressure because nitrogen is "dry" and expands at a consistent, predictable rate so your tyre pressure is consistent. Also, the absence of moisture ensures that your tyres remain cooler. Science says that a tyre filled with naturally dry nitrogen will run cooler than a tyre filled with normal air. So using nitrogen is the best way to combat one of the most dangerous and eventful occurrence in motorsports; tyre bursts due to the buildup of heat and increased tyre pressure.

Apart from that, when you and your machine are racing against time, the last thing you want to do is stop at every station to check your tyre pressure and lose those precious seconds. Proper tyre pressure helps you keep the recommended ‘contact patch’ on the road way longer and reduces rolling resistances and you get a better grip on the road. Don’t forget that the rain is also going to make the track really wet and slippery so pump up on nitrogen so you can corner better on those tricky turns.

The Monsoon ride will be covering a really long distance hence we are providing nitrogen to ensure that tyres are at their best efficiency. Better handling and safety should be a strong enough reason to get Nitro-powered!”