Leh: The 15th Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya, the most exciting motorsport event in India, culminated in Leh after travelling over 1800 kms over 6 days which included the highest motorable passes and inhospitable sub zero temperatures.
Suresh Rana/Ashwin Naik driving a Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara were crowned champions in the X-Treme 4W category. Rana has won this coveted trophy for a ninth time, and second time with Ashwin Naik as co-driver. He had an overall timing of 9.46.23 Hrs over 6 days. Sanjay Agarwal/Shiv Prakash driving a Maruti Suzuki Gypsy finished as first runner up with cumulative timing of 10.10.35 Hrs while Harpreet Bawa/Parminder Thakur were second runner up having clocked 10.11.23 Hrs.
Text Box: 15th Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya Winners • X-Treme 4W – Suresh Rana/Ashwin Naik • Adventure Trial 4W – Jagmeet Gill/Chandan Sen • X-Treme 2W – Helmut Frauwallner • X-Treme (Alpine) – Sajan Preet Singh • X-Treme (Scooters) – Kunal Rao Jagmeet Gill/Chandan Sen of Team Maruti driving a Maruti Suzuki Gypsy lifted the trophy in the Adventure Trial 4W category with an overall penalty of 0.03.46 Hrs. Subir Roy/Md. Mustafa was first runner up with a penalty of 0.03.53 Hrs. while Kaushal Patel/Gaurav Patel were ranked overall third with cumulative penalty of 0.04.01 Hrs.