New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) Two-time Asia Pacific Rally champion, Gaurav Gill, is hoping to become the first Arjuna awardee from Indian motorsports after the FMSCI recommended him for the sporting honour for the second time in three years. Also Read - Centre Needs to Grant Rs 12,000 crores For 10 years to MCD: Delhi CM Kejriwal

“Yes, we have recommended him for the honour. He deserves the award and hopefully he will get it this time,” FMSCI president Akbar Ebrahim confirmed to PTI. Also Read - Air Quality in New Delhi Worsens After Dussehra celebrations

Performances of last four years will be taken into consideration before the recipients of the coveted award are picked. Also Read - Intel Alert: China Occupying Nepal's Territory at 7 Bordering Districts

Gill, who won the series opener in New Zealand last week, is the reigning APRC champion and won the trophy for the first time in 2013.

Performances of last four years will be taken into consideration before the recipients of the coveted award are picked by the Sports Ministry appointed committee.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.