Biker Rustom Patel Strikes Another Win!

Continuing his winning spree, biker Rustom Kersi Patel once again wowed one and all with his win at the popular and thrilling motorcycle event – the All-India Valley Run – which was held on 5th December, 2021, at Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), where the India Bike Week was also being held, making it one of India’s biggest biking events. The event was organised by Elite Octain Co., along with the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the official racing governing body of India.

The event saw the participation of over ten thousand bikers who had descended from across the country to partake of this huge biking fest. Sustaining his winning roll, this time Rustom secured a very close second place in the All-India Valley Run, riding atop his beast – Ducati 848 Evo – in the M8 category, where 18 of India’s topmost bikers competed.

Riding for Team Venom Ancillary and Castrol Biking, Rustom had secured first place in the same category last year, and was charged up to defend his title, but finished at an extremely close second, by a hair-thin margin of 0.34 micro-seconds after the rider in first place. “I had clocked the fastest timing in my practice run, hitting a new M8 record of 11.4 seconds, completing the drag race of 400 meters. Then came my final run and that’s where I released the clutch a little late on the start-line, losing those precious micro-fractions of a second and finished in a very close second place,” shares the 43-year-old, super-fit, resident of Rustom Baug, Mumbai, who recently returned to professional racing after a 14-year hiatus, when he took on the role of Head Coach of Team Ajmera Racing India.

Last week, Parsi Times was delighted to report Rustom’s earlier extraordinary winning haul, at the ‘All-India Dirt Time Attack Autocross’ event in Pune (28th November, 2021), where he clinched four Gold and two Silver medals across six different categories, beating riders nearly half his age!

“There is always a lot of learning in every single race you ride. This time I have returned home with a trophy in the second place, a certificate and a lot of knowledge and deeper insights into racing. I wish to convey huge thanks to my team – Venom Ancillary and Castrol, for all the support as always and my best friend – Ashish Shah. I look to work doubly hard on my starts now on and plan to clock under 11 seconds for the next drag race. And yet again, I was proud to be the only Parsi participant in the 2-wheeler drag race! I hope to continue my winning form and work harder!” added Rustom Patel.

Here’s wishing him the best and hoping he continues to bring pride onto the nation and the community with many more wins in the future!

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