nice vids and pics NN and SK.... keep em rolling.
For me,,, picture of the rally,,, doctor sahib you are one innocent soul,,, love your smile
Qasim............recovered from the podium celebrations!!!!
By the way are you sure you are talking about my smile n not hers!
Doctor Sahib yeh tu aap ka or bhabhy ka pyar hae key donnon he muskra rahae hain
...was an absolute nightmare for a first time rally goer!
I truly don't have words to appreciate Mr Saidhi and Mr Buttar for their tremendous effort and achievement. I would probably have never made it to Jhal Magsi were it not for Mr Saidhi's constant encouragement and reinforcement over the years. It was a great pleasure to finally meet Mr. Buttar and to share his company at the rally.
It was truly a pleasure to meet Ashraf Sb. He is a true veteran on the sport and a gentleman to the core who is never afraid to speak his mind!
Sk,,,, my job was to get you addicted,,, now you are hooked for life,,, Inshallah
It was a pleasure meeting you, NN and Marwat. Brother in Crime,,, you are and will always be welcome
We busted this front-left tyre a few kilometers after CP-6 i.e. a couple of kilometers after Mullah River, finish line was around 23 kms from there, so decided to continue on 3 wheels to secure a chance of podium. Changing tyre would have lost around 10 minutes and I calculated that driving on 3 wheels would cost around 5 minutes only,, so in the end it turned out to the correct decision
My two cents
Turkish angels during Route Reccee
Wonderful spending time with Rashid Abdullah, a very knowledgeable person on all tech matters and a very down to earth and humble man. His Triton is a beautifully setup vehicle and was unlucky to breakdown at the River. I understand he is also the man responsible for fine tuning and setup of Saidhi's Evo.
KK is addictive
Thats Correct, Rashid is also the person who, back in my early rally days taught me how to control high speed drifts
Turkish angels enjoying the local delicacies at Jhal and the hospitality of Magsi Brothers
I wonder how one lines up the variables in that calculation: Evo on 4 tires = 160 km/hEvo on 3 tires = 3/4*160 = 120km/h...f**k it I'll drive it at 140km/h anyways, let Buttar scream!
Enjoying Jhal's Sun
I found Anas Khakwani from Multan to be a wonderful racer in my brief interaction with him. I overheard him saying that when he first came to Jhal he realised that there was something known as drifting as in the Cholistan sand the car does not drift like the Jhal soft dirt. He said that at that point he could not visualise if he could make his car drift but over the years it came to be that he got comfortable with the drifting at Jhal. Somehow this tale made a lot of sense to us nutters trying to get an FJ40 to drift and dart around the unfamiliar track.....
People often ask what do you do when you break down in the middle of the rally,,, well,,, this is what you do
In the words of Qasim Saidhi "if you think I am a nut, I can assure you that this guy is a much much bigger nut". Historically a Jimny driver like Saidhi, Asif raced a stockish 2800cc Pajero SWB to a 2nd place podium in the B Category (I believe he bumped up from C category where he should technically be racing). With "Kalti" being added as his middle name by the rally community, the man undoubtedly has a significant track record of rollovers in recent years and a sense of humor to go with it as well. Great fun to hang around with, wish him all the best for the future.