The interest of people in rally sports has increased tremendously over the past couple of years. And so, consequently, has the number of rallying events. Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, which is also known as the Mini Dakar Rally, has returned. This is the 14th edition of the event. It will be flagged off 4th of April from New Delhi. This time there is a new flexi format in the Xplore category. So, get ready to see some more fun, excitement and action in this 14th edition of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2016.
Mr. Vinay Pant, General Manager, Marketing, , Maruti Suzuki India while announcing the 14th edition of Desert Storm, said that with a focus on strengthening the connect with the youth of India, Maruti Suzuki keeps the thrill and adventure alive in participants and audience through pioneering motorsport rallies. They have always strived to promote motorsport in India. Through the rallies the participants get to explore their talent in off-roading while abiding to the safe driving philosophy. Over the years Maruti Suzuki rallies are considered to be at par with international standards; and by introducing new concepts like part-participation/flexi-format in Desert Storm, they are adding innovation and aim to reach out to a wider audience.
To shed some light on the format of the Rally, there will be four categories in which the rally will be held, these are – XTreme, NDure, Xplore & Moto. The six-day extreme event will cover over 2000 kms starting from New Delhi traversing through Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jaisalmer to conclude in Jodhpur on April 10, 2016. This time it has been anticipated that over 200 participants will show up in the rally. What new in this edition of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally is the addition of a part-participation/flexi-
Here’s is the schedule of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Rally 2016-
|2-3 April, 2016||Scrutiny||Great India Place, Noida|
|3rd April, 2016||Ceremonial Flag off||Great India Place, Noida|
|4th April,2016||1||Hanumangarh to Bikaner||Bikaner|
|5th April, 2016||2||Bikaner to Jaisalmer||Jaisalmer|
|6-8 April, 2016||3-4||Jaisalmer||Jaisalmer|
|9th April, 2016||5||Jodhpur||Jodhpur|
|10th April, 2016||Prize Distribution||Jodhpur|