Team Maruti’s Sandeep Sharma (co-driver Varun Davessar) continued to stay in command of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014 after the end of leg four, while Sanjay Agarwal (Venu Ramesh Kumar) stayed in touch – just about 30 seconds behind with Suresh Rana (Parminder Thakur) a further two and a half minutes adrift. Defending winner Amanpreet Ahluwalia (Sudeep Halder) stayed fifth.
The day’s three stages were run on the outskirts of the town of Hospet, totalling 175 kilometres.
In the Extreme Bike category, defending winner Natraj continued to extend his lead further from Mohit Verma and Pramod Joshua in second and third respectively.
Endurance category also saw no change at the top of the leaderboard, with Team Maruti drivers Karthick Maruti and Sankar Anand leading with a total penalty time of 1:59. In second spot, Sachin Singh and Prathima finished the day with a penalty time of 2:38 while Ganesh Moorthy and T Nagarajan of Team Maruti were third with a total penalty of 2:48.
Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare, Leg 4:
Sandeep Sharma/Varun Davessar 2:37:46
Sanjay Agarwal/Venu Ramesh Kumar 2:38:14
Suresh Rana/Parminder Thakur 2:40:39
Mohit Verma 2:22:20
Pramod Joshua 2:25:35