Kashmir`s first motorsport team to compete in Mughal rally

Srinagar: Kashmir`s first motorsport team, Baba Reshi Lions, owned by Baba Reshi Group, will be participating in the 3rd JK Bank Mughal Rally this weekend.

The rally will be held on the Mughal road - from Srinagar via Shopian, Heerpora, Pir Ki Gali to Sailan - which was used by Mughal emperors while travelling to Kashmir.

The Baba Reshi Lions will be competing against some of the top teams of the country -- Team Mahindra, Team Maruti and Team TATA -- on the mountainous tracks of Pir Panjal range in the western Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir.

"We are looking forward for our long term association with the Himalayan motorsports, which is the organiser of this rally. We hope this would be a start for us," team owner of Baba Reshi Lions, Sajad Alam, told reporters.

He said that Baba Reshi Lions has 30 members including drivers, navigators and mechanical support team.

"One member of our team is from the state, others are from Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand," Alam said.

The rally, being organised by Himalayan Motor Sports Association in coordination with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department, will held on Saturday and Sunday.

"The Mughal Rally has grown over the years. This year we have 105 teams participating," President of Himalayan Motorsport, Vijay Parmar said.

He said the competition this year will be "tough" as top teams from across the country will be participating in the rally.