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Oberoi scion, 57, takes on Raid De Himalaya

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sunny-sidhuShimla: His family owns the historical Wildflower Hall in Shimla, along with the imposing Clarkes and the Cecil too. It’s not these grand hotels that bring Rajeev Khanna to the ‘Queen of Hills’, though. Khanna is one of the scions of the Oberoi family – he is the grandson of legendary hotelier Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi. And he is in Shimla for the 14th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya, the ultimate adventure in the country in motorsport.

The Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya is taking off from Shimla on October 7.  It will end at Leh on October 12. Khanna is a surprise package for most competitors at the Raid, considered by many as India’s mecca of rallying. At 57, this is the first time that he is participating in the Raid. Hold on – there is more. He has also taken on the most challenging category of this formidable motorsport event – Xtreme Motorcycles and Quads. This is part of Raid Xtreme - the category that pits competitor and machine against the most extreme terrain and the toughest conditions.

Aim is to try and repeat the form: Pauld de Resta

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Paul De RestaNew Delhi: After picking up another fourth place in Singapore, Sahara Force India look forward to the Japanese Grand Prix. Speaking about his best performance in Formula One, Paul de Resta said that when they qualified sixth they knew it was going to be tough to even maintain that in the race, but things worked out very well and he was able to challenge Fernando for a podium in the final stint.

 

“I think we learned a lot in Singapore about how to get the most from the car and the aim now is to try and repeat the form we showed towards the end of the race. If we can do that, the momentum will carry on,” said Paul, adding that Suzuka, where he raced for the first time last year, is a track that’s all about aero so it’s a real test of your car.

Exact replica of McLaren racing car showcased

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McLaren RacingNew Delhi: Vodafone India Ltd., one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, on Saturday showcased the exact replica of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car at DLF Mall in Saket. The car is similar to the one driven by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
 
Commenting on the initiative, Subrat Padhi, Business Head –Delhi, Vodafone India said, “Leveraging our global association, we are proud to bring the exact replica of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car to our customers in Delhi. Vodafone is always on the look-out for avenues to create and provide a fun and differentiated experience for our customers and this initiative is in line with our customer connect program in Delhi. We expect that this initiative will provide an opportunity for motor racing enthusiasts to get up close and personal with the car.”

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