Srinagar: The 17th edition of Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya concludes on Saturday with RS Rathore and Arvind KP taking top positions.
Around 250 driving enthusiasts in about 150 teams took part in this years edition covering 2000 kms in six days. The last phase of the rally ended in Srinagar while passing 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.
The 17th 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, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited RS Kalsi, 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.”