Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2012 Rally


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Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2012 Rally Results

Suresh Rana has won the 10th edition of Desert Storm in their Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. Out of the top three winners across the categories, two winning teams were driving Maruti Suzuki vehicles. On the other hand, Polaris India, first time participant in Desert Storm, has bagged first prize in Moto Quad category with Ranger RZR S800.

Xplore (26 Teams / 52 Participants):

- Rank 1: M.D Ganesh Moorthy and T. Nagarajan
- Rank 2: Rajesh Chalana and Pradeep Kumar
- Rank 3: Sanjay Ram Takale and Mustafa

Ndure (42 Teams / 84 Participants):

- Rank 1: Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera Souza
- Rank 2: Jagmeet Gill and Chandrashekhar
- Rank 3: Amol Anil Satosker and Rahul Sancheti

Xtreme (48 Teams / 96 Participants):

- Rank 1: Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik (Maruti Suzuki Gypsy)
- Rank 2: Gaurav Chiripal and Nikhil Pai ( Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara)
- Rank 3: Lohit and PVS Murthy (Mahindra XUV500)

NDure Plus (4 Teams / 8 Participants):

- Rank 1: Amit Tyagi

MotoQuad (16 Teams / 16 Participants):

- Rank 1: Raj Singh Rathore
- Rank 2: R. Natraj
- Rank 3: Pramod Joshua

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^^^ Are these results only for trucks? Because I saw the following results for cars -

Category: Xtreme
No. of Teams: 48
1st Position: Suresh Rana & Ashwin Naik (Maruti Suzuki Gypsy)
2nd Position: Gaurav Chiripal & Nikhil Pai (Suzuki Grand Vitara)
3rd Position: Lohit Urs & PVS Murthy (Mahindra XUV 500)

32 cars out of the 48 competing in the Xtreme category did not finish
 

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I just ignored this thread[frustration], Nice session it was. Liked the XUV and congrats for both of them who drove it.

Saw in FB that 90 of the 100 winners were from Maruti Suzuki.

BTW which category does the AMW trucks belong?
 
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wow i didnt know even sumo and sumo grande had participated in this rally
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btw here is wht mahindra have to say abt their performance on facebook :-

Mahindra XUV500
Mahindra Adventure broke the mould and made history in Desert Storm this year! XUV500 as this year’s entry made waves as it was previously unheard of a diesel car entering the extreme category. But the modified XUV500’s were beastly, developed by two of the best rally car builders in the country! With the nation’s best drivers Gaurav Gill & Lohitt Urs behind the wheels, the stage was set for record-breaking successes! The Super XUV5OO’s overtook Gypsys, Vitaras and Prados with ease, winning three stage victories and for the first time in history of Indian motorsports, a diesel car shared the podium with other petrol cars.
 

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Do you know how TATA Motorsports performed in this years' desert storm as last year they swept the competition dead?
Speaking about Tata Motor’s achievement in recent Desert Storm – Sumo Gold (Driven by M.D Ganesh Moorthy and T. Nagarajan) has bagged 1st Position in Xplore category followed by Sumo Grande, which is 3rd (Driven by Sanjay Ram Takale and Mustafa).

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On a lighter note : i own both a Sumo and a XUV - do i have some rallying genes in me for making these choices!![lol]
 

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On a lighter note : i own both a Sumo and a XUV - do i have some rallying genes in me for making these choices!![lol]
Sorry for OT:
If your heart allows then you have nothing to stop at! go rock like an Iron.Maybe we would see the dark Knight coming to the next Desert Storm[;)]
 

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