Polaris India has conquered the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally 2012. The team comprising of Raj Singh Rathore on the Polaris RZR S 800 and Rahul Soni on a powerful Sportsman 550 EPS finished first dusting off the competitors with a lead of 1 hour 40 minutes. Polaris India had showcased their off-roader at the recently concluded Auto Expo in Delhi. That’s not just it, there is more joy to celebrate considering this is their first outing in the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India was overwhelmed with his team performance.
He said, “This victory is very special for us since this is our first official entry in the grueling Desert Storm Rally. The achievement underlines the incredible capabilities of our off-road vehicles and their stellar performance in Motor Sports. Polaris is best known for its powersports vehicles, which handle unforgiving terrains with ease and offer the smoothest rides even in extreme conditions. Desert Storm is an apt platform for Polaris to showcase the sturdiness and the amazing capabilities of Polaris off roaders”.
The Desert Storm Rally was great platform to test the Polaris off-roaders if they truly stand for unmatched performance, safety & reliability. Oh boy did they do just that, the Polaris off-roaders took on the desert flawlessly without any servicing or modification during the continuous stretch of five days of the Rally.
**The annual Desert Storm rally, known as India’s longest and amongst the toughest motor events was flagged off from New Delhi on February 20, 2012 and concluded on February 25, 2012 in Ahmedabad. The rally traversed across Delhi – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Barmer – Bhuj – Rann of Kutch – Ahmedabad covering some of the most difficult and challenging terrains of northern and western India.The participants competed on the TSD (Time Speed Distance) format to cover the distance of over 3,500 kms in a span of six days, culminating in Ahmedabad on February 25.