Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalayas to begin from October 10

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 15:14

Last year`s champion Major Amarinder Brar, in his Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, is likely to face a stiff challenge from five-time champion Suresh Rana. Amongst the bikers, all eyes will be on Ashish Saurabh Moudghil, who has been a regular since 2006.

The motorsport enthusiasts will compete across three categories: X-treme 4-wheelers (43 teams), X-treme 2-wheelers (51 teams) (both for professional motorsport enthusiasts), and 70 enthusiast teams in the Adventure Trial category for amateurs.

The oldest participant in the four-wheeler section this year is 60-year-old Harvijay Singh Bahia, whereas the youngest participant is Apurva Kaushik, 20 years. Amongst two-wheeler participants, the oldest is Rajeev Khanna aged 55 years and the youngest participant is 19-year old Parikshit Thakur.
Last year`s champion Major Amarinder Brar, in his Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, is likely to face a stiff challenge from five-time champion Suresh Rana. Amongst the bikers, all eyes will be on Ashish Saurabh Moudghil, who has been a regular since 2006.

The motorsport enthusiasts will compete across three categories: X-treme 4-wheelers (43 teams), X-treme 2-wheelers (51 teams) (both for professional motorsport enthusiasts), and 70 enthusiast teams in the Adventure Trial category for amateurs.

The oldest participant in the four-wheeler section this year is 60-year-old Harvijay Singh Bahia, whereas the youngest participant is Apurva Kaushik, 20 years. Amongst two-wheeler participants, the oldest is Rajeev Khanna aged 55 years and the youngest participant is 19-year old Parikshit Thakur.
Eleven female participants will be seen in action as compared to six in the last year`s event. This include last edition`s winner of Coup De Dame Trophy Chander Suta Dogra and Pragya Singh who shall be assisting her as a navigator. Other female rallyists are Suchi Thakur from Dharamshala and Revati from Delhi.

Raid-de-Himalaya is India`s only event to be listed in the coveted FIM`s (Federation Internationale Motorcyclisme) annual calendar and draws attention from well known motorsport enthusiasts across the globe. There are only 12 events that are listed in this well known motorsport calendar.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 15:14

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