Siliguri, March 25 (IANS) Soham Hazra (driver) and Nirav Mehta (navigator) won the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) Rally that concluded here.
S.K. Ajgar Ali (M.K. Mohammad Mustafa) and Subir Roy (Amit Saha) finished second and third, respectively, in the 400-km three-day event that covered eastern regions of Sikkim, West Bengal, Darjeeling Hills and the pristine eastern Himalayas.
The event attracted more than 50 drivers and navigators from Kolkata, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
“The drive was certainly a challenging event that tested man and machine to the maximum. The Rally route was breathtaking and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this event,” said Hazra.
The rally route was for most part on hill roads that are as high as 9,500 feet above sea level. Day 1 of the rally saw the drivers covering a distance of 120 km from Siliguri to Gangtok after the flag-off before moving to Gangtok and Darjeeling after which they headed back to Siliguri.