Day two of the six-day Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya saw multiple Raid champion Suresh Rana extend his lead at the head of the standings, followed by Harpreet Bawa and Raj Singh Rathore.
The opening day had seen the competitors negotiate the tough twisty sections from Shimla to Manali, where Rana had reigned supreme at the head of the field.
Covering a distance of almost 320 km on day two, the rally was flagged off from Manali and set to finish at Dalhousie.
Tough conditions greeted the competitors once again, and though Rana was unfazed, it caught out Rathore who slipped from second to final podium spot overall.
In the Adventure Trial, Jagmeet Gill leads with a penalty score of 5 minutes and 32 seconds with Rajesh Chalana trailing behind.
Arvind KP continued to lead the biker pack, followed by Natraj R and Ashish Moudhghil.
Raid De Himalaya
Day 2 Results
- Suresh Rana – 2:14:45
- Harpreet Bawa- 2:16:19
- Raj Singh Rathore- 2:16:27
- Arvind KP- 2:05:12
- Natraj R- 2:07:12
- Ashish Saurabh Moudhghil- 2:08:59
- Jagmeet Gill & Chandana Sen- 5 minutes 32 seconds
- Rajesh Chalana & Yogesh Gupta – 5 minutes 53 seconds
- Subir Roy & Nirav Mehta –5 minutes 58 seconds