On 14th February, 2021, Rustom Patel, veteran Dirt-Bike racing champ, participated in and finished in the First Place, in his M8 category with a record breaking time, at the 8th edition of the All India famous Valley Run, which was held on the air strip of Aamby Valley. This event was organized by the governing racing body of India – FMSCI and had a total record entries of 320 participants across various categories, pan-India. The only person to complete the 400 meters finish line in 11 seconds, Rustom was the only Parsi participant in this event, doing our community very proud!
This was the first time 42-year-old Rustom Patel had taken part in the Drag Racing super bikes M8 category (super bikes from 650cc to 850cc). He was riding a Ducati 848, given and tuned by his Team – Break Out Moto. With Rustom finishing in 11 seconds and the rest of the competition taking 12 seconds plus, this one second margin is considered a huge lead win in drag racing.
A proud Parsi, Rustom Patel last raced and was crowned champion in the year 2007 in Bangalore. He returned to the racing circuit after 14 years of retirement from professional racing in 2021 and won First place in this prestigious event, competing against riders half his age! Rustom is thankful to his sponsors – Castrol Power 1 for their faith in him. Here’s wishing Rustom hearty congratulations for his inspirational win and looking forward to many more, even as he vows to work doubly hard on his fitness and training!