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Raid De Himalaya: Close shave on Day 3

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raid-de-himalaya-14thLahaul and Spiti: Dr Amit Gupta of Rishikesh and his navigator Dr Tarun Sharma had a miraculous escape on Day Three of the 14th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya, after their SUV almost ran off the edge of a sheer cliff. The incident occurred on the climb-up from Kaza to Komic, in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Padesh.

The close tracking and the alertness of the Marshals of the Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalayaensured that the rallyists were pulled back from the cliff edge in time.

Santosh takes surprise lead in Raid De Himalaya

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raid-de-himalayaShimla: Day two of the 14th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya saw C Santosh, the mobiker from Bangalore, has overtaken the Raid winner of last year, Dakar champion Helmut Frauwallner, by registering a lead of four minutes in the Motorcylces and Quads category. 

In the Xtreme (Four Wheelers), six-time winner of the Raid Suresh Rana continues to be at the top spot on Day Two, driving a Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Rana, who is driving for Team Maruti, has a lead of almost a minute-and-a-half over his closest rival Aman Ahluwalia, driving a Maruti Gypsy. At the third place is Harpreet Bawa of Chandigarh, a little more than two minutes behind Rana. In Raid Adventure, K Prasad from Mysore, driving a Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, has a marginal lead over Sanjay Takale of Pune.

Japanese GP: Vettel wins, Nico seventh

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saharaforceindiaSuzuka, Japan: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole on Sunday to close within four points of the top of the Formula One championship standings as leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari crashed out of the race at the first turn. Meanwhile Sahara Force India picked up six points as Nico Hulkenberg finished in seventh place with teammate Paul Di Resta coming home at twelfth.

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