Chandigarh, March 18, 2008: Sunny Sidhu is the ‘Desert Champion’ of the 6th Maruti Suzuki Rally Desert Storm 2008. Driving in his Maruti Suzuki Gyspy, Sidhu
clocked in at Jaipur with 4:41:14 penalty points at the first position in the PRO Car category. Sidhu was followed closely by Suresh Rana, with 4:52:25 penalty points and Capt Sameer Pande with 4:54:35 penalty points at the second and third positions respectively.
Mathew Paul Barrett with 6:09:54 penalty points was adjudged the winner in the PRO Bike category. Umesh Raheja was declared the winner in the NAV 4WD category.6th MSRDS, the most adventurous annual event in the Thar Desert was flagged off on March 14. The rally covered a distance of 2200 Kms over the last 4 days and traversed through tough and sandy terrains of Bikaner, Jaiselmer, Khimsar, Sambhar and finally reached Jaipur today.
The highlight of the 6th MSRDS was that it was much much tougher and exciting with the 16 fresh competitive sections to test the endurance and skills of the drivers and the ruggedness of their cars/bikes. Interestingly, for the first time, one of the competitive sections near Bikaner was held at night.