X-treme category route:
The X-treme rally shall be flagged off from Shimla and head towards Manali via Dalog, Chamola, Luhri, Behna, Chimni, Khanag. The second leg will start from Manali and head towards Kaza via Gramphoo and Losar. The third leg is a Kaza to Kaza Monastery Necklace loop; the rally will start from Kaza and head towards Demul Jn, Lingti and reach Shichling, from Shichling, the rally will head back to Kaza. The fourth leg will see the motorists head to Pang after crossing Gramphoo, Patseo and Sarchu. Next day fifth leg starts from Pang and head towards Leh crossing Debring and Daat. The final leg is a Leh to Leh loop. The drivers shall start from Leh and head towards Wari La, Khalsar from where the drivers will head back to Leh after crossing Khardung La pass, the highest motorable pass in the world.
Adventure Trial category route:Adventure Trial category route:
The Adventure Trial rally will be flagged off from Shimla and head to Manali via Sunni, Bakrote, Kelodhar, Garhagushaini, Banjar, Kullu culminating in Manali. The second leg will start from Manali and head towards Tabo via Rohtang Pass, Gramphoo, Kunzum La, Losar ending at Kaza. The third leg is a Tabo to Tabo loop; the rally will start from Tabo and head towards Sichling, Dankhar, Sagnam, Kaza, Demul, Lidang, Poh and culminate at Tabo. The fourth leg starts next day from Tabo and head to Keylong after passing through Kaza, Kunzum La, Batal, Gramphoo and Tandi. The fifth leg will start from Keylong and head to Leh crossing Baralacha La, Sarchu, Pang, Taglang La, Upshi culiminating at Leh. The final leg too is a Leh to Leh loop. The drivers shall start from Leh and head towards Wari La, Khalsar from where the drivers will head back to Leh after crossing Khardung La pass, the highest motorable pass in the world.
Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya is organised in association with country’s leading motorsport organizer, Himalayan Motorsport. According to Mr. Vijay Parmar, President of Himalayan Motorsport, Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya 2013 promises to be both hugely difficult and dogged by uncertain whether. As early onset of winters is predicted in the western Himalayan region, participants may actually face snow and icy winds, mercury falling to 15 degree Celsius below zero at places.
Maruti Suzuki and Motorsport:
Maruti Suzuki has been actively promoting motorsport in the country for over a decade now. To popularize action sport, the Maruti Suzuki motorsport calendar is packed with exciting motoring events. Be it for a motorsport enthusiast, an amateur or a professional, there are events that offer the thrill and joy of motorsport to one and all. The annual calendar of events includes Autocross, Treasure Hunt and professional rallies including Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm and Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare. These events provide rallying thrills as well as promote safe driving habits.
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