Nataraj T tri­umphs at the Dak­shin Dare

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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.

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