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Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2018 powered by ExxonMobil kicks starts on 18th March 2018. The rally starts at Noida and ends on Jaisalmer on 23rd March 2018.
The 16th edition of India's ultimate rally competition, the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm will witness most of its action in the scorching Thar desert, Rajasthan. The country's longest cross-country rally will be a treat for all motorsport enthusiasts. Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is organised by Northern Motorsport.
Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is one of the toughest rally courses conducted in India. The rally advances through a lot of weather and terrain conditions.
The mental and physical capabilities of the contestants will be challenged to the extreme in the harsh course of the rally. Maruti Suzuki Desert 2018 is spread across 11 stages in a time period of five days. The competitors will be covering a total distance of almost 2500 kilometres with a timed section of 900 kilometres.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is divided into four categories: Xtreme, Moto, Ndure and Xplore. In each category, the contestants will take their two-wheeler or four-wheeler through the route as shown below:
ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd (Mobil 1) is the official lubricant partner of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2018. With the 16th edition of the rally, ExxonMobil will complete five years of partnership with Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL). They are also the lubricant supplier in Dakshin Dare and Raid De Himalayas.
Kapil Mittal, The Director of Market Development for ExxonMobil's lubricants business in India, stated, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Maruti Suzuki India Limited as their official lubricant partner for this event for the fifth time in a row, Mobil has partnered with leading automakers and award-winning race teams across the world - motorsports excites us as much as any enthusiast."
Thoughts On Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2018
Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is one of the most popular cross-country rallies in Asia. The contestants will push their machine to its limit in the harsh and challenging terrain conditions, towards victory.
We will be bringing you all the live updates from the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, powered by ExxonMobil. Stay tuned to DriveSpark!