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2017 Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya image gallery

Team OD  /
23 Oct 2017 18:14:28 IST

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya recently concluded in Leh after six gruelling days of rallying in some of the toughest conditions in the country. This was the 19th edition of the event, and began in Manali on October 8 with around 106 vehicles being flagged off. Maruti Suzuki Motorsport's Suresh Rana, along with his co-driver PVS Murthy, won his 11th Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya title this year in the Xtreme four-wheeler category. In the Xtreme Moto class, TVS Racing's defending champion, Abdul Wahid Tanveer, took the title while team mate R Natraj finished second.

Here's a look at what happened at the Raid in images:

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya was flagged off from Manali. Here's Suresh Rana and PVS Murthy in Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport's Grand Vitara

TVS Racing's Abdul Wahid Tanveer and Aishwarya Pissay being flagged off

Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport's S-Cross was driven by Sandeep Sharma and co-driven by Karan Arya. Here, they make their way back to Gramphoo during Leg 2

TVS Racing's R Natraj crosses Yar La in Leg 3 of the Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya

Shortly after, Suresh Rana and PVS Murthy also make their way across Yar La. At this point, the temperature was a freezing -7 degree Celsius

Tanveer jumps over a culvert at another part of the stage in Leg 3

The Army team makes it a point to compete in the Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya every year. This year, they came with three fluorescent orange Gypsys

The vantage point from Yar La was spectacular. Here one of the competitors can be seen catching up with person ahead of them

The Maruti driven by Dhram Pal Jangra and Abhishek Sultan finished fourth overall in the four-wheeler category

One of the toughest stages of the rally was in Leg 5, which took competitors from Kargil to Pensi La via Rangdum. The terrain was very rough, and the stage was quite long

Team Maruti Suzuki Motorsport received a full revamp this year with new livery and a new logo

Images by Akshay Jadhav and Rahul Richard

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