14th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm set to kick off

    The rally known for the extremely harsh and inhospitable conditions will pass through the sand dunes and rocky terrain of the Thar Desert.

    Published On Mar 29, 2016 05:37:00 PM

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    14th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm set to kick off

    The 14th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Stormis set to be flagged off from Delhi on 4th April 2016.

    The rally known for the extremely harsh and inhospitable conditions will pass through the sand dunes and rocky terrain of the Thar Desert. It will offer the participants a tough off-roading experience and a fiesta to the local community.

    Maruti Suzuki’s Desert Storm would be held in four categories - XTreme, NDure, Xplore & Moto and will be the ultimate endurance test of man and machine to the limit. Over 200 participants are set to take up this challenge across categories. The six-day extreme event will cover over 2000 kms starting from New Delhi traversing through Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jaisalmer to conclude in Jodhpur on April 10, 2016.

    In accordance with their constant efforts to add new innovations to the signature rallies, Maruti Suzuki will introduce part-participation/flexi-format in the Xplore category of Desert Storm. The Xplore category will run in two parts, and one can participate either for all 6 days or opt for a shorter duration (initial 3 days or last 3 days) . The objective is to encourage the participants who find it challenging to participate across all six days. Also, following some great response received in the previous edition, the concept of “night stage” has been sustained for over 160 kms in the rally.

    Announcing the 14th edition of Desert Storm, Mr. Vinay Pant, General Manager, Marketing, , Maruti Suzuki India said, “With a focus on strengthening the connect with the youth of India, Maruti Suzuki keeps the thrill and adventure alive in participants and audience through pioneering motorsport rallies"

    "We have always strived to promote motorsport in India. Through the rallies our participants get to explore their talent in off-roading while abiding to the safe driving philosophy. Over the years Maruti Suzuki rallies are considered to be at par with international standards; and by introducing new concepts like part-participation/flexi-format in Desert Storm, we are adding innovation and aim to reach out to a wider audience”, he added. 

    Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally – Schedule: 

    Date

    Leg

    Event

    Night Halt

    2-3 April, 2016

     

    Scrutiny

    Great India Place, Noida

    3rd April, 2016

     

    Ceremonial Flag off

    Great India Place, Noida

    4th April,2016

    1

    Hanumangarh to Bikaner

    Bikaner

    5th April, 2016

    2

    Bikaner to Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer

    6-8 April, 2016

    3-4

    Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer

    9th April, 2016

    5

    Jodhpur

    Jodhpur

    10th April, 2016

     

    Prize Distribution

    Jodhpur

     

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