Maruti Suzuki organises women car rally in Pune

    Maruti looking to strengthen women’s participation in motorsports with these rallies.

    Published On Jul 08, 2014 12:30:00 PM


    Maruti Suzuki organised a women’s car rally in Pune on July 6 with an aim to strengthen women’s participation in motorsports in India. 
    Eighty-two teams driving Maruti Suzuki cars participated in the ‘Time Speed Distance’ based rally which was spread over a 120km route in and around the city of Pune. The participants were given a navigation book, and much like any other Time Speed Distance rally, the navigator had to constantly calculate the time based on speed and distance figures given in the book, and accordingly guide the driver. The route also had hidden check points to ensure that the participants didn’t take a shorter route, or go above the pre-described speed. 
    Archana Khinvasara, driving a Maruti Suzuki Ritz, along with navigator Vivek Khinvasara emerged as the overall winners of the rally. They were followed by Priya Joshi (navigator Vrushal Joshi) in a WagonR. 
    On the occasion, Manohar Bhat, vice president, marketing, Maruti Suzuki said, “Maruti Suzuki has been associated with motorsports for over two decades. Each year, we have seen increasing interest from women motorsports enthusiasts. The women car rally is a good opportunity for women motorsport enthusiasts to gauge their preparedness for some bigger rallies – like Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm and Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare.”

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra XUV 300 facelift will be called the XUV 3XO. Should more brands rename models for facelifts?

    Yes, it could give new life to a slow-selling car



    Yes, but only if there are significant changes



    No, it's confusing and dilutes the brand name



    No difference, the product speaks for itself



    Total Votes : 1154
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe