2017 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm: Suresh Rana And CS Santosh Maintain Their Lead After Leg 4

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The 4th leg of the 15th edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm culminated with Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik retaining their lead from the previous day as they raced past their competitors.

The competitors covered a distance of 300km along the city's Sam dunes crossing Turkon Ki Basti, Siambar and Mangaliyawas.

In the Xtreme category, Suresh Rana with navigator, Ashwin Naik maintained the lead in their Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, whereas Niju Padia and navigator Nirav Mehta grabbed the second position in their Pajero. Sandeep Sharma and navigator Karan Arya dropped to third due to a minor setback.

In the Moto category, Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider, CS Santosh kept his rally lead in check. He was followed by TVS Racing riders R. Nataraj and Tanveer Abdul Wahid in the second and third position respectively.

In the Ndure category, participants were seen balancing the given time, speed and distance to avoid penalties. Nikunj Toshniwala with Suvrajit Dutta stepped up to the first position while Arpit Gupta with T. Nagarajan dropped to the second position followed by Suresh Kumar Dudi and Rajith Purusuthman.

The Xplore B category which commenced today witnessed Karthick Maruthi with Sankar Anand led the rally followed by Rajesh Chalana and Satish Gopalkrishnan. Ali Ajgar with Mohammed Musthafa came third in the category.

Among the women participants, Bani Yadav who was in 9th position on the previous day was seen fighting hard to get past her competitors in her Maruti Suzuki Gypsy.

2017 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm Results After Leg 4

Extreme Category

1. Suresh Rana/Ashwin Naik - 09:21:41
2. Niju Padia/Nirav Mehta - 09:33:19
3. Sandeep Sharma/Karan Arya - 09:46:56

Moto Category

1. C. S. Santosh - 07:20:57
2. R Nataraj - 07:30:08
3. Tanveer Abdul Wahid - 07:46:10

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is organised in association with Mobil. Mobil 1 is the official fuel and lubricant partner for the rally.

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Story first published: Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:38 [IST]
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