The third day of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare had Suresh Rana and co-driver Parminder Thakur leading the race. The Grand Vitara drivers covered the third leg of the Ultimate Cars category in 04:33:66. The participants had to make their way through 3 stages of the leg that were spread across 103 kms with a total distance of 382 kms around Karnataka’s oldest dam – Vani Vilasa Sagara dam. The route comprised of twists and turns, and an addition of special stage of 3 kms in Hosadurga made the event more challenging.
Suresh Rana and co-driver Parminder Thakur led the race with a timing of 04:33:66and they were followed by Sandeep Sharma and co-driver Karan Arya in their Maruti Gypsy covering task in 04:40:18. Interestingly, the third day of the rally witnessed a new entrant in the top 3 position – Jasmohan Saini with co-driver Vikram Thakur in their Maruti Gypsy covering the distance in 04:50:35.
Expressing about their elevated position, Jasmohan said that It was extremely energizing to compete with enthusiastic and challenging rally lovers. The tough competition motivated them to push through their limits and perform better. Coming into the top three lead was definitely a boost to their morale and they look forward to maintaining the lead among veteran rallyists.
Quick Mobil Facts-
- Mobil’s history in motorsports officially began in 1978 with a sponsorship of the Williams Formula 1 team
- Mobil’s 38-year involvement in Grand Prix Racing has seen it partner with three multi-race and championship winning teams.
Speaking of the Ultimate Bikes category, T Natraj is on the lead with a timing of 03:35:05, followed by Sanjay Kumar who completed the distance in 03:49:14 and Febin Jose at third position covering the distance in 04:04:13. The Dakshin Dare action is not over yet, the leg 4 will witness participants braving new challenges and prove skills of drivers in sustaining the lead.