Dinesh along side Reyaz Farouk and their crews were invited to participate at the K-1000 Rally that were conducted by the Karnataka Motor Sports Club (KMSC) which was also a candidate rally for FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).
This was the first time that Dinesh took his own rally car to visit Bangalore in India. There were 42 drivers who entered for the above event.
Dinesh’s performance was better than even he expected it to be as at the end of day one off the 3 day rally, as he was positioned 4th overall and whilst leading in his class.
However in day two, unexpected engine trouble made him pull out of the rally. He was positioned overall 3rd when he was obliged to retire.
Nevertheless, it was a great experience for Dinesh and his crew to compete in India and the next time around he would take the experience of the Indian terrain to prepare his car to suit the conditions and thus to be competitive.