The seventh edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare has kicked off in Bangalore
Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare lets adrenaline junkies have their annual rendezvous with tough terrains in South India. The seventh edition of the Suzuki Dakshin Dare has been flagged off from the Orion Mall in Bangalore.
This year the rally has seen over 40 per cent new participation with 105 teams comprising 170 participants. This event will cover a total of 2,000km over a span of six days and will conclude on August 8, 2015 in Hyderabad. The rally is divided into three categories - Endurance, Ultimate Car and Ultimate Bike.
Participants will traverse through the tough and undulating, yet some of the most scenic and picturesque areas which include Davangere, Shimoga, Hampi, Gulbarga, Chitradurga and Bellary.
While 38 teams are locking horns with each other in Endurance, the Ultimate Car and Ultimate Bike categories have 24 and 38 teams, respectively. The rally route is dotted with tarmac and uneven rocky paths. Expected rains along the route will make it even more gruelling.
Maruti Suzuki has been organising some of the world's toughest motorsport rallies such as Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya (North India) and Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm (West India). Although, the Daksin Dare is not as gruesome as the Raid de Himalaya or the Desert Storm, the rally does tests the skill and endurance of the car as well as the driver.