Maruti Suzuki kicked off the Dakshin Dare Rally event yesterday from the Orion Mall in Bangalore. This year it will be the seventh edition of the southern motorsports event.
Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2015 will go on for a week finally concluding in Hyderabad, on August 8. This year more than 40 per cent of new motoring enthusiasts across India are expected to witness this southern motorsports event. There are 105 teams comprising 170 participants. The participants will travel almost 2,000 kms through South India covering regions like Davangere, Shimoga, Hampi, Gulbarga, Chitradurga and Bellary. The event is open for both men and women who have a keen interest in motorsports.
Tarun Garg, Sr. Vice President, National Sales and Network, Maruti Suzuki, said, “Pioneered in 2009, Dakshin Dare is our effort to provide the thrill of off-road rallying experience to motorsport enthusiasts in South India. Dakshin Dare is a recipe of thrill, beauty, cars, talent, twists and turns. It challenges motorsport enthusiasts to achieve greater milestones in their motorsport journey. At Maruti Suzuki, we believe that rallies bring out the best in men and machines, and the increasing participation each year is encouraging and helps us strengthen such motorsport events.”
All the participants will be tested for endurance in multiple terrains. The selected participants will compete against each other in three categories - Ultimate Car category, Ultimate Bike Category and Endure Category. With this yearly event Maruti Suzuki aims at bringing out the ultimate rallying experience for motoring enthusiasts in India.
The manufacturer has successfully conducted the popular Raid de Himalaya and the Desert Storm motorsport events in our country. With such initiatives, the carmaker wants to increase participation of motorsports enthusiasts in our country, eventually helping them hone their skills, while enjoying the unadulterated thrills of driving on the various terrains in our country.