One of the most challenging and enthralling rallies in India, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2018 saw over 140 participants in its 10th edition. The 2500 km long rally was set off from Orion Mall, Bengaluru on 2nd September 2018 and concluded in Goa on 8th September 2018.
The participants had to witness the extremes of nature in Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2018, making it one of the most gruelling yet scenic rallies in India. As the rally traversed through Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Goa, they experienced muddy trails and tarmac alike.
Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2018 was divided into three categories. The categories being, Endurance Cars, Ultimate Cars, and Ultimate Bikes.
The latest edition of Dakshin Dare saw a four-car portfolio from TEAM Maruti Suzuki MOTORSPORT which consisted of, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara driven by the defending champion, Suresh Rana and co-driver Chirag Thakur, the Maruti Suzuki FWD Vitara Brezza driven by Sandeep Sharma with co-driver Anmol Rampal, the modified 4WD Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza driven by Dharampal Jangra with co-driver Chandrashekhar Rana in the T2 category, and the AWD Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (making its debut) driven by Samrat Yadav and Karan Aukta in the T1 category.
The cars in Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport’s portfolio were powered to perform as they had been modified to suit the rally conditions. While the Maruti Suzuki FWD Vitara Brezza with the stock engine, roll cage and revamped suspension won hearts with its performance, the Maruti Suzuki AWD Vitara Brezza with its All-Grip systems and standalone RACE ECU operating the custom inscription also had the viewers engrossed.
Driving the compact sporty SUV Maruti Suzuki FWD Vitara Brezza and Maruti Suzuki AWD S-Cross, Sandeep Sharma and Samrat Yadav carried their stunning performance forward, as both the participant made it to the podiums as winners in their category.
Sandeep Sharma and Anmol Rampal were named winners in the T2 category and Samrat Yadav and Karan Aukuta were named winners in the T1 category. While defending champion, Suresh Rana and Chirag Thakur came second in the T2 category, Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport secured an overall third position in Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2018.
As the 10th edition of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare rally concluded on 8th September afternoon in Goa, the participants looked forward to their next adventure ahead of them!