What does shortest distance mean?
The objective of Gumball India drive is to travel shortest distance from start to finish through all the checkpoints.
Shorter distance examples:
- Going through city instead of bypass.
- Going through minor or district roads instead of expressways.
This has to be balanced with time taken due to such deviations. You have to reach finish within maximum permitted time based on average speed less than 60 kilometre per hour.
AND minumum stoppages. All stoppage time would be converted at assumed speed of 60 kilometres per hour and added to your travel distance.
Endurance married with navigation to travel through shortest distance is the key to win the competition.