the 4th day of Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare 2014 contestants made their way to
the outskirts of Hospet to meet their next challenge. The day’s contest spanned
over three stages across two different locations. The first stage, the
Country-side leg saw the drivers speed through the 27kms long track at express
pace. The super fast track presented an
uneven terrain with some tricky turns meandering through villages. Also
featuring several long flat stretches this route recorded the highest speeds of
the rally so far. In the Windmill leg which hosted the second and third stage
of the day, the drivers travelled a total distance of 175 kms.
Day four saw the same order of results as day
three in the Extreme Car category as the drivers travelled a total distance of
250 kms during the day. Team Maruti’s Sandeep Sharma and Varun Davessar in
their Maruti Gypsy clocked a total time of 2:37:46. Sanjay Agarwal and Venu
Ramesh Kumar from Team Maruti in their Gypsy remained at the second spot with a
time of 2:38:14. Nine time Raid de Himalaya champion Suresh Rana and Parminder
Thakur in their Maruti Gypsy finished the fourth day at 2:40:39. Defending
champion of Dakshin Dare 2013, Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Sudeep Halder maintained
their 5th rank at close of day 4.
In the Extreme Bike category, for the fourth
day in a row, defending champion of Dakshin Dare 2013, Natraj (2:14:21), Mohit
Verma (2:22:20) and Pramod Joshua (2:25:35) came in first, second and third
respectively with a display sheer brilliance on the track.
the fourth day in a row, Team Maruti drivers Karthick Maruti and Sankar Anand led
in the Endurance category with a total penalty time of just 1:59 as the
vehicles traversed 200 kms around Hospet and back on day four. Grabbing the
second spot, Sachin Singh and Prathima finished the day with a penalty time of
2:38. In third place were Ganesh Moorthy and T Nagarajan of Team Maruti finishing
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