Nataraj T triumphs at the Dakshin Dare
THE EIGHTH EDITION OF THE MARUTI SUZUKI DAKSHIN DARE saw motorcycles compete in their own category, alongside two separate classes for cars. The rally was flagged off by Ram Suresh Akella, Vice President, Sales, Maruti Suzuki, on 31 July, with participants heading towards Coorg and Shimoga where several off-road stages had been laid out. After five days of battling the course, the rally concluded in Goa.
Nearly 2,200 kilometres from the start, and with several formidable rally stages thrown in, it was Nataraj T who finished first in the Ultimate Bikes category astride his TVS RTR 450 FX, with a time of 05:26:33. He was followed by Febin Jose with a time of 06:12:18 while third place went to Akash Aithal, who finished the rally in 06:16:07.