The first leg of Maruti Suzuki India Limited MSIL Backwater Rally has ended with with Subir Roy dominating the leaderboard.
The rally started in the early hours of the day amidst the deep forests of Ooty. The final destination of the rally is Kochi, for which drivers will leave tomorrow (19th July).
Duo Subir Roy and Nirav Mehta came in first with a total penalty of 9min 45s followed by Jagmeet Gill and Chandan Sen with total penalty of 9min 59s.
Driver Satish Gopal Krishna and co driver Savira D’souza were third with a total penalty of 10min 56s.
The Backwater Rally is the third rally in the Maruti Suzuki National Super League Rally Championship which consists of six rallies organized by MSIL. The first two, namely, The Uttarakhand Rally and the Deccan Rally. The current leaders have been Karthick Maruthi and co driver S Sankar Anand who have proved their mettle in both the previous rallies with the perfect score total of 20. The Ooty rally is followed by the Mughal Rally in Srinagar (14th-17th July), the Rally of Gujarat (25th – 28th Nov) and will finally conclude with the Arunachal Pradesh (16th -19th Dec). The overall winner of the championship stands to win a brand new Grand Vitara Brezza.