Living it up to the thrill and adventure of the anticipated Southern rally, Maruti Suzuki is back with the 8th edition of Dakshin Dare.
The rally will be flagged off on Sunday, 31 July from Bengaluru amid much fanfare.
Traversing through the scenic terrains of Coorg, Murdeshwar and Shimoga, the rally will conclude in the city of beaches - Goa on 6 August.
Just after the scrutiny check of all participating vehicles along with a doctor’s briefing, the rallyists will embark their journey to cover a total distance of over 2200 km in 5 legs spread over 6 days.
Speaking about the momentum of Dakshin Dare, Mr. Vinay Pant, Asst. Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki said, “The journey of Dakshin Dare has been more than overwhelming since its inception in 2009.
"The Southern landscape is undoubtedly scenic, but nothing gets better than a rally against it in the tough terrains. It fills us with immense pride to witness a property becoming a brand in itself, and the participation numbers are indicative of the same.”
Dakshin Dare 2016 will feature Suresh Rana, nine-time winner of Raid-de-Himalaya and three-time winner of Desert Storm competing against Sandeep Sharma, the defending champion in the Ultimate Car category, along with Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen, champions of the TSD category.
It will also include female participant Bani Yadav who is known for winning titles such as Raid-de-Himalaya, Desert Storm and Autocross.
The selected participants will compete against each other in 3 categories - Ultimate Car category, Ultimate Bike category and Endurance category.
(with agency inputs)