Fiat gears up for the ‘Raid De Himalaya 2011’ challenge one of the most powerful diesel hatchbacks has set out for an exigent expedition to salute the true spirit of Himalaya.
Representing team Fiat India during the course of Raid De Himalaya 2011 are Pavan Choudhary- Rally Driver and Captain Nitin Anand- Navigator, who are participating in the adventure category which kick started on Tuesday.
Pavan Choudhary earlier has also been the winner of The Desert Storm 2009 – Xplore Edition and The Raid-De-Himalaya 2008 – Adventure Edition while his navigator captain Nitin Anand is a professional navigator for car rallying. He secured first Position in Raid De Himalaya 2010 and 3rd position in Desert Storm 2011.
Speaking about this exciting expedition, Enrico Atanasio, Head- Commercial, Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. said, “Fiat’s Punto 90 HP MULTIJET is known for its power, drive and fuel efficiency. Our cars have a strong build and all the essential features to enable a smooth drive across most terrains. It would truly be a proud moment to see the Fiat brand standing tall on one of the highest altitudes of the country. We wish the team a great and memorable journey with Fiat’s Punto 90 HP MULTIJET.”
The journey would commence from Shimla and reach Srinagar, covering a drive of close to 2000 Kms and 6 legs over a span of 10 days. The 13th edition of the rally will see participation of 291 contestants who would experience the ultimate adrenaline rush that this competition has in store for them.
The event is being organized by Himalayan Motorsport Association and approved by National Sports Federation recognized by the Government of India. The RAID DE HIMALAYA ADVENTURE TRIAL, 2011 is running in compliance with the International Sporting Code of the FIA, National Competition Rules (NCR) & General Prescriptions of the FMSCI, these Supplementary Regulations and bulletins issued by FMSCI.
In its unique format this time, the X-treme and Adventure category will compete on their own treacherous paths initially but will meet at Rangdum (Rangdum, situated 3,657metres, 11,998 ft) above sea level, in an isolated region of the Suru valley in the Ladakh region and continue together via Penzi-La till the final stop at Srinagar.