A motor racing event witnesses drivers taking their machines to the limit, sometimes even beyond their performance envelope. Throughout the duration, the engine and its components bear a lot of stress as they operate under extreme conditions. It is the engine oil which has to retain its lubricating properties even at this heightened state of stress. Mobil 1 is one of the pioneers in the automotive lubricant industry and after being associated with some of the toughest races in the world, they ensured the 6th Edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare Rally functioned smoothly.
Mobil 1 was the lubricant partner for the ‘motoring rally’ that began on August 4, 2014 in Bangalore and concluded on August 9, 2014 in Goa. The event, spread over four days and four legs, was based on the ‘Time-Speed-Distance’ format. The racers travelled through the Southern Peninsula of India covering almost 2,000 kilometres.
Speaking on Mobil’s association with the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare, Mr. Ravi Sundar, General Manager Marketing- ExxonMobil Pvt Ltd said “Mobil has always been synonymous with engine protections and performance, and has been an integral partner with the leading automakers and award-winning race teams. We are always excited with opportunities of this kind that will take Motorsports to a different level in India and support the spirit of motorsports. We are proud to be associated with Dakshin Dare and look forward to many more such partnerships in future.”
The rally covered an average of 350 kilometres per day. In the first leg, participants covered a distance of 550 kilometres. The second leg was 333 kilometres long while in the third leg, the distance covered was 150 kilometres. In the final leg, participants drove for 350 kilometres to Goa.