Kohima: Adventure lovers were in for a treat on Tuesday, as the state played host to the Hornbill Off-road Challenge 2018 at the Mima village of Kohima district. The endurance trail was held as part of the ongoing Hornbill Festival, also called the ‘festival of festivals’, in Nagaland.
Organised by the Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) in association with the Nagaland government, the Hornbill Off-Road Challenge 2018 had participants manoeuvre around the off-road trails in the outskirts of Kohima district.
Altogether 10 participants took part in the day-long challenge. Team No. 1 comprising of Aviu Rutsa/Neiketoulie Meyase in car no. 57 and Ruokuobetuo/Pete in car no.53 were adjudged as the champions followed by Team No. 5 with Yanger Lushang/Maken Lepden in car no. 60 and Bento Swu/Bovito Kiho in car no.59, and Team No. 3 with Ikwetheing/Kenrak Thou in car No. 66 and Irietui/Elu in car no.71 in the second and third places, respectively.
While Abemo Yanthan in car No. 54 was awarded the best ‘spotter’, Aviu Rutsa of car No. 57 bagged the best ‘off-road rig’ title.