Rana steals show on Day 2 of Raid de Himalaya

Dalhousie, Oct 13 (IANS) Nine-time champion Suresh Rana ended the second day’s action as the leader in the Xtreme category of the 17th edition of the Raid de Himalaya motorsports rally here.

On Monday, the participants covered a distance of almost 320 kms from Manali to Dalhousie and Rana once again came out on top.

Rana finished with a timing of two hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds in his Grand Vitara. He is followed closely by Harpreet Bawa and Raj Singh Rathore.

In the Adventure category, Jagmeet Gill (co-driver Chandana Sen) prevailed with a penalty score of five minutes and 32 seconds, while Rajesh Chalana (Yogesh Gupta) was second.

The S-Cross has made its way to become one of the toughest players in the adventure category.

The bikers were exciting to watch on the second day with Arvind K.P., riding his TVS RTR 450, leading the pack in a record time of two hours, five minutes and 12 seconds.

On the second day, 64 vehicles remained in the Rally Xtreme. The race moves to Srinagar for the third leg.

The six-day event will cover a total distance of 1,921 km and a competitive distance of 611 km, travelling through some of the most picturesque locations in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

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