The 13th edition of the daunting Desert Storm rally has been initiated by Maruti Suzuki for this year. The challenge will push participants through the tough, hot and remote regions of Rajasthan, that immediately means an exciting drive on sand dunes and rocky terrain. Still considered as one of the most popular and preferred motoring events Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm will cover the cities of Sardarshahar, Jaisalmer, Bikaner before concluding in the pink city of Jaipur.
The event will see 130 motorsport enthusiasts participating in four categories, XTreme, NDure XPlore and Moto Quad. Nine time Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya and three time Desert Storm winner, Suresh Rana, sets his eyes on the trophy. He will be in a Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara competing in the XTreme category of the rally. The motorcycle category will see CS Santhosh, a Dakar rally finisher, competing on his Suzuki motorcycle is optimistic on winning.
Manohar Bhat, Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India, states “To challenge India’s finest drivers, we have set a thrilling and competitive route to conquer Rajasthan’s terrain. The rally brings out the best in participants who depend on their skills and motor’s ability to reach the finish line. We are excited to witness this year’s adventure trail and wish good luck to all the participants demonstrating their immense potential and capabilities. Maruti Suzuki encourages motorsports enthusiasts from all over the country and abroad to test their skills. The rally has various formats suited for amateurs and professionals. The competition would be as intense as ever and both, man and machine would be tested to the limits.”
Source : CarDekho