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Automobile events this week: July 23 - 29

Abhishek Samuel  | Updated: July 23, 2018, 11:11 PM IST

There is so much happening in the world of automobiles. From the Rainforest Challenge in Goa to trails in to the Spiti Valley aboard the very capable Triumph Tiger, to action from the 2018 Formula 1 season, as well as upcoming events, there is much for you to know, see, do. OVERDRIVE helps you stay up to speed with this quick rundown of all things automotive happening from July 23 to 29, 2018:

July 22 - 27: Triumph Tiger Trails 2.0

Event type: Ride and training programme

Location: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

What is it?

Triumph Motorcycles India had flagged off the second edition of the Triumph Tiger Trails over the weekend. This is an annual ride and training programme that the company organises for its customers. The route that it follows is Shimla - Sangla - Nako - Kaza - Tashiganag - Kaza - Manali. Along with the 20 Triumph riders Raid De Himalaya founder Vijay Parmar is also present to guide and train the riders in developing the skills for adventure riding.

Can I go?

Unfortunately, this edition already kicked off on Sunday. But you can read all about it and see the updates from the beautiful Spiti Valley as we will be bringing you the experience right here on OVERDRIVE. If you are a Triumph motorcycle owner, be on the lookout for other owner events that the company has planned through the year. Contact your dealership for details.

July 21 - 28: 2018 RFC India season 5

Event type: Off-road rally competition

Location: Goa

What is it?
This is the fifth edition of the Rainforest Challenge in India and it got under way over the past weekend. It is a national round for one of the toughest international off-road rally events. This time around there are 41 teams from across the country participating. The champion team will earn rewards amounting to $ 10,000, which includes the fee for a slot at the international Rainforest Challenge in Malaysia.

Can I go?
You can, to watch. The RFC has a stern code for vehicles to comply with to qualify for the event. But if watching some serious mud-plugging action is your thing, there isn't a better event in the country for you. And if you want the virtual updates, then stay tuned, OVERDRIVE will be there from tomorrow until the end of the event.

July 26 - 29: Formula 1 Hungarian GP

Event type: Circuit race

Location: Hungaroring, Hungary

What is it?

This is the 12th race of the 2018 Formula 1 season. But it follows the miracle that Lewis Hamilton pulled off by winning the German GP after starting from 14th on the grid. He leads the championship at the moment with a 17-point lead over Sebastian Vettel, while Kimi Raikkonen sits a distant third at 131 points. The manufacturer points table is even more interesting with Mercedes leading Ferrari by just 8 points. And the Hungaroring could be just the right place to see a showdown. Hooked yet?

Can I go?

Yes, you can. Know that the race is this weekend and the weather is just right if you love medieval architecture that dots Budapest, or if you fancy a boat ride on the Danube river to a place lost in time. If not, we will be bringing you live updates and reports from the race. Stay tuned!

Upcoming events

August 29 - September 9: The Himalayan Dash 2018

Event type: Self-driving expedition

Location: Shimla to Nubra

What is it?
The 8th edition of this self-drive expedition will cover 3,000km across five states, with the route covering Shimla, Sangla, Kalpa, Kaza, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Pangong Tso and Hundar. The convoy will be led by Cougar Motorsport's founder Ashish Gupta.

Can I go?
Well, the expedition entails taking your own luxury SUV to some of the most beautiful, and remote locations of the country. So if you're up for it, there is no one better than Gupta to lead your way. He is the only certified Land Rover Lead Instructor in India. Details here.


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