Maruti Suzuki India Limited flagged off the third round of Maruti Suzuki National Super League TSD Rally Championship (MS-NStsdRC) 2016, the Backwaters Rally. The rally was flagged off by Anoop Sinha, regional manager, MSILfrom the Nilgiris hill station, Ooty. The rally which commences on June 17 will cover a total of 650km in a period of two days and the participantswill go through the mountains and plateaus all the way to the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi. The Backwaters Rally is the third of the six rallies scheduled for the MS-NStsdRC, the winner of which walks home in a brand new Vitara Brezza.
The rally will witness a total of 35 teams battling their way to victory. The current leader board has duo Karthick Maruthi and S Sankar Anand with 20 points, followed by Sachin Singh and Parkash M in second with 14 and Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen in third position with 12 points.
Explaining the rally, Vinay Pant, asst. vice president, marketing, MSIL,said, With MS-NStsdRC we want to take motorsports to masses. It is aimed at encouraging motorsports in India and giving young rally enthusiasts a platform to boost their passion. The association with MS- NStsdRC rally has enabled us to reach newer destinations which were unexplored in our previous motorsport activities. Importantly, since there's no need for any customisation in the vehicle to participate in the rally the response has been encouraging. We hope the best man with the best machine wins the rally!"