13th Raid de Himalaya Motor Rally in Himalayan Terrain concluded in Srinagar
Sports Current Affairs 2011. India's Suresh Rana won the extreme four wheeler categories in the 13th Raid de Himalaya motor rally
Austrian Helmut Frauwallner and India's Suresh Rana won the extreme two-wheeler and extreme-four wheeler categories in the 13th Raid de Himalaya motor rally which concluded on 17 October 2011. Rana and his navigator Ashwin Naik driving a Maruti Gypsy were followed by Harpreet Bawa with navigator Virender Kashyap in second place, while Shakti Bajaj and navigator Prakash finished third.
Of the 42 cars and 32 motorbikes which set out from Shimla in the extreme category, only 26 cars and 16 bikes made it to the finishing line, while others withdrew or had vehicle breakdown. The adventure trial had begun from Shimla via Dalhousie, Srinagar and Zanskar before finishing at Srinagar.
The annual rally which is an off-road racing spectacle in the rugged, inhospitable Himalayan terrain had begun on 9 October 2011 from Shimla before ending at the Royal Springs Golf Course on the banks of the Dal lake. The rallyists went via Manali-Leh-Rangdum (Zanskar), which comprises of one of the world's most dangerous roads.
The results are subject to change if any motorist or biker lodges a protest and is proven right in the scrutiny.