Rathore, Arvind Take Top Slots
Srinagar: The much awaited 17thedition of Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya ended in Srinagar Saturday with R.S.Rathore and Arvind K.P taking top positions.
This year the rally saw around 250 driving enthusiasts in about 150 teams covering 2000 kms in six days. The last phase of the rally ended finally in Srinagar while traversing through Rangdum in the last leg.
In the Adventure Trial category, the top slot was bagged by Jagmeet Gill along with his co-driver Chandan Sen who completed the race with a total penalty scores of 16 minutes and 58 seconds followed by the Ajgar Ali who emerged as first runner up.
There were in total 55 teams in the adventure category. Rana P S was crowned the champions in the extreme two wheeler category
The17th edition of the motor sport event stands out in the number of highest women participants with Bani Yadav returning to give a tough competition.
Amidst adverse weather conditions and challenges of the rough terrain, the enthusiasm of the rallyists never faded.
Speaking on the prize distribution ceremony, Mr R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing& Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, We are overwhelmed to see the response received by our flagship motorsport event Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya. This year has been exciting to follow, to see the passion of the rallyists even against the toughest conditions. This participation and excitement raises the bar making the rally more eventful with every season.
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