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Delhi to witness Desert Storm flag off

Posted on Feb 08, 05:09PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm motor rally, the annual rendezvous with the Thar Desert, is set to officially kick start from Delhi on Feb 18.

The 11th edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm will be spread over six days rallying through interiors of Rajasthan and its deserts.

The rally will traverse through the tough and undulating, yet some of the most scenic and picturesque areas of Rajasthan.

These include Bikaner, Chattargarh, Jaisalmer, Pokharn Gajnaur, Lakshmangarh, etc.

Covering a total distance of 2500 kms, the rally will culminate at Jaipur on Feb 23.

This year the rally has 5 competitive legs of this two are night stages. This tests the participants on their capability in night rallying.

This year the rally will see over 250 motoring enthusiasts participate in four wheeler, two wheeler and motorquad categories. This includes couples, all women team and enthusiastic elderly driver navigator teams.

Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm started in 2003 over the years has become the country's most sought after motorsport event.

Motoring enthusiasts of different age group including women motorists and youth regularly participate in the rally.

The Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is divided into four categoris - Xtreme, Moto, Ndure and Xplore. The rally follows the TSD (Time, Speed and Distance) model and it is open to all cars of any make and model.

It is mandatory for the person behind the wheels to have a valid driver's license.

The scrutiny and administrative check of the rally cars will take place on Feb 16 and 17 at Head Quarter of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.