The second day of Dakshin Dare concluded as the competitors passed through the hilly areas and rocky terrains of Kapat Hill, located in the Gadag district of Karnataka. Through the winding trails, the rally proceeded towards Hubli, covering a total distance of around 400 km. The rally took place in two legs in different Kapat Guda stages.
Sandeep Sharma and Karan Arya from team Maruti Suzuki in the Extreme Car category maintained their lead on the second day as they drove in their Maruti Gypsy with a record breaking timing of 2:35:06. Samrat Yadav and Gaurav came a close second covering the distance in 2:39:23. Manali man and rally champion Suresh Rana along with his navigator Parminder who was in the fourth spot yesterday, sped up to the third position today, clocking the distance in 2:42:10 in their Maruti Gypsy.
In the extreme bike category, champion Arvind K P maintained his lead covering the given distance in record time of 2:23:51, followed by Natraj who maintained his second position. Abdul Wahid grabbed the third position by covering the distance in 2:37:24. Among the women participants, Bani Yadav, Harshita Gowda and Anu Rana have been challenging one another to try and give their best shot in the competition.
In the endurance category, Dilip Jain along with his team mate Chandra Shekhar and Ganesh Moorthy along with Nagarajan maintained a tough competition with each other throughout the day. At the end, Subhir Roy along with Nirav Mehta beat the other two leading to an enthusiastic end to the day. The rallyists will be traveling through the iconic Tungabhadra canal stage tomorrow with a mesmerising view alongside.
Day 2 Results:
- Sandeep Sharma and Karan Arya (Team Maruti) – 2:35:06
- Samrat Yadav and Gaurav – 2:39:23
- Suresh Rana and Parminder – 2:42:10
- Arvind K P – 2:23:51
- Natraj – 2:31:15
- Abdul Wahid – 2:37:24
Endurance Cars (TSD):
- Subhir Roy and Nirav Mehta (Team Maruti) leading with a penalty of 1 minute 48 seconds
- Dilip Jain and Chandra Shekhar second with a penalty of 1 minute 53 seconds
- Ganesh Moorthy and Nagarajan (Team Maruti) third with a penalty of 1 minute 57 seconds
- Asgar Ali and Mustafa fourth with a penalty of 2 minutes
Stay tuned for more updates from the rally.