Maruti Dakshin Dare heads to Shimoga
The eighth edition of the Maruti Dakshin Dare is currently underway and the rally has progressed towards Shimoga.
The eighth edition of the Maruti Dakshin Dare is currently underway and the rally has progressed towards Shimoga. The TSD participants seem to be having a fun time but it is the Ultimate category which looks more interesting. Both 4-wheeler as well as 2-wheeler participants are rallying in full glory amidst tough competition.
In the initial leg of the Ultimate categories, the participants had to pass through some really thrilling and exciting routes passing through the Tata Coffee Estate in Coorg. Post that, it headed towards Shimoga. Day four and five of the rally took place at the Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam.
A total distance of 382 km was covered in this leg which was spread over three stages. Post that, there was also Super Special stage in Hosadurga where a track of 3 km was set up. Since this was located within the city, a huge crowd had gathered to witness the rally and locals were cheering for participants.
On day four, Suresh Rana with his Maruti Vitara maintained his lead with a timing of 4:33:06 while Sandeep Sharma in his Gypsy came second at 4:40:18. Jasmohan Saini with his Gypsy came in third at 4:50:35. It seems the battle between Suresh Rana and Sandeep Sharma is definitely going to be tough.