The 10th edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare was flagged off from Orion mall, Bengaluru on 2nd September, and finally concluded in Goa on 8th September.
The 10th edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare was flagged off from Orion mall, Bengaluru on 2nd September, and finally concluded in Goa on 8th September. In this course of five days, the powerful Maruti Suzuki rally-bred vehicles witnessed all kinds of action-packed and dirt splashing events, and covered a total distance of 2,500 km across states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa.
Over 140 participants, hundreds of motorsport fans and journalists graced the event. The Dakshin Dare has three categories – Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Bikes, and Endurance Cars. Suresh Rana, Sandeep Sharma, Dharampal Jangra and Samrat Yadav represented Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport in Ultimate Cars category. The cars included – Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Grand Vitara and S-Cross.
In the T1 category, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was driven by Dharampal Jangra and Chandrashekhar Rana; Samrat Yadav and Karan Aukta drove the Maruti Suzuki AWD S-Cross. Suresh Rana along with Chirag Thakur drove the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. The T2 category saw Sandeep Sharma with Anmol Rampal piloting the stock Maruti Suzuki FWD Vitara Brezza.
Samrat Yadav with co-driver Karan Aukta claimed the top spot in the T1 category. Suresh Rana with co-driver Chirag Thakur grabbed the second position by a margin of 6 minutes. In the T1 category, the fifth spot was secured by Dharampal Jangra and Chandrashekhar Rana. Sandeep Sharma and Anmol Rampal grabbed the top position in the T2 category.
With capable rally vehicles and strong spirit, Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport kept pace with their competitors. Initially, the team encountered minor setbacks, but gradually overcame them, and went through the finishing line on the last day of the event. But surely Vitara Brezza and S Cross are here to stay and perform.