New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm - the annual rendezvous with the Thar desert is all set begin from February 18 with over 275 motor enthusiasts participating in a riveting race.
Spread over six days, rallying through interiors of Rajasthan and its deserts, the 11th edition of the Desert Storm will make it an ultimate test of grit and glory for the participants competing four wheeler, two wheeler and motoquad categories.
The rally - to be flagged off from the capital will traverse through the tough and undulating terrains of Bikaner, Chattargarh, Jaisalmer, Pokharn Gajnaur, Lakshmangarh, etc., and cover a total distance of 2500 kms.
This year, Maruti Suzuki Desert Strom has five competitive legs out of which two are night stages.
From a humble beginning with few aspirants' in 2002, the rally has become one of the most sought after motorsport events in the country.
Depending on the experience and endurance levels, the rally has been split into 3 categories XTREME, XPLORE and NDURE to test the nerve and grit of all participants and their machines.
The rally will culminate at Jaipur on February 23.
Story first published on: Tuesday, 12 February 2013 22:46 IST