2014 Maruti Suzuki Pune women’s rally, 6th July

Maruti Suzuki has organised its first Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) format women’s rally on July 6th. Women motorsports enthusiasts will be flagged off from Viman Nagar, Pune and traverse a 120 km route in and around the city’d hilly terrain.

Maruti Suzuki women's rally Pune 2014Maruti Suzuki Pune women’s rally entails route navigation, hidden check points, and adherence to time. Rally participants will get plenty of help from a roadbook of instructions on Time Speed and Distance (TSD). Rally categories divide participants based on an all women crew and a car driven by a woman with mixed crew. Participants are further categorised as novices and experts. A single day car rally, participants need to rely on a trusted navigator. Participants will begin at Four Points Hotel.

Maruti Suzuki Pune women’s rally will see a few of India’s noted women rallyists, including Minaxi Purohit (Royal Rajasthan Rally and SJOBA rally) from Ahmedabad, Nupur Jangu from Bikaner and Khyati Modi from Mumbai. Kavya Saxena (2nd in her class at at 2014 national championship round at Jaipur) from Delhi is likely to participate.

Manohar Bhat, Vice President, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India says Maruti Suzukiā€™s endeavour each year is to reach out new segments. It’s vast motorsports experience spans more than 2 decades and response from women rally participants has been positive. To build on this, Mrauti Suzuki is venturing into local city based rallies. The automaker is confident women rallyists from India would in time participate in larger numbers across varied difficulty level motorsports events.