MUMBAI: Car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is set to flag off its annual desert motorsport event, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, on 20
February from New Delhi.
In its 10th edition, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm would pass through the rugged, inhospitable and challenging terrains of Rajasthan and
Gujarat. Ace rallyists will compete against each other on the TSD (Time Speed Distance) format (barring Xtreme category) to cover over
3500 km, in a span of six days.
In terms of route, the rally has done a 180 degree flip by starting from New Delhi as against Ahmedabad the previous year.
Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm builds on the night rallying experience by integrating it in the first leg itself. Night rallying was introduced
last year. After flag off from New Delhi, the rally will undertake the testing night rallying leg before entering destinations such as
Sardarshahar, Bikaner and Pokaran.