2014 Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm has 2 different routes, one for Xtreme and Ndure, and 2 for Xplore category. High speed off-roading and TSD (Time Speed Distance) format is the flavour of the rally. 12 women rallyists are participating this year. In all there are 55 teams in Xtreme category, 30 teams in Ndure and 20 teams in Xplore category. This apart, there are 35 bikers.
Mr. Manohar Bhat, VP Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “It is a matter of pride to see the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rapidly grow in size and stature over the years. It is heartening that this year we have the largest participation for this annual flagship motor sport event of the country. The rally Desert Storm is not just about speed and ability to cover a distance in shortest time which is used in Extreme format but also about precision calculative driving which is used in Endure and Explore Format. It is an ultimate test of the man and the machine.”