City youths prepare for ‘Raid de Himalayas’ on Oct 9

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Oct 2018 11:28:50


 

By Pallavi Singh,

Two youths of the city Shreesh Tripathi and Sagar Chatterjee from Bhopal have done just the same. Motor rides and rally enthusiast these 20 something are taking part in the 20th ‘Raid de Himalaya’ to be held at Leh from October 9. They are participating in the Adventure category with their 2016 Maruti Gypsy King. The rally is being organized by Himalayan Motor Sport Association (HMA)

Passion finds its own way and adventure enthusiasts always find a way to satiate their need for something new through new thrilling experiences.


Two youths of the city Shreesh Tripathi and Sagar Chatterjee from Bhopal have done just the same. Motor rides and rally enthusiast these 20 somethings are taking part in the 20th Raid de Himalaya to be held at Leh from October 9. They are participating in the Adventure category with their 2016 Maruti Gypsy King. The rally is being organised by Himalayan Motor Sport Association (HMA).


Talking about the track Shreesh said, “Leh is a challenging terrain and we both have combined experience of five years. We are going for the first time. Rally is of 1100 kms in ‘Raid de Himalayas’ and we will drive 5000 kilometres in total from here to Leh and back after completing the track. We are going for thrill and participation. In Bhopal we have track of not more than 10 to 15 minutes. We also organise small events but the track is very small. We love to drive and we are participating because we want to drive long distance.”


The duo will be starting their journey from Shiv Mandir, Kaliasot Dam on October 1 with a ceremonial flag off in the presence of Aruneshwar Saran Singh Deo and other veteran rally Drivers from Bhopal. They will cover a distance of 5,000 kilometres. They will go to Delhi, Jammu and then Leh from where the rally will start from Leh on October 9. On October 8 the car will be scrutinized. Leg one will start on October 10, and the fourth leg will be on October 14.


Further telling about the ride he said, “As per the road route time is given to us. If we arrive late or early we are given a penalty. We will start from Leh via Kargil and back to Leh.


They give us a speed chart like we cannot go above the speed of 30 km per hour. It is a regularity rally in which time, speed and distance matters. We have to drive on public drive ways following the traffic rules. The one with the less number of penalties is the winner. It is the highest rally as far as altitude is considered. Such high terrain is not available anywhere in the world.”