Tata Motors Blaze de Rajasthan ends at Pink City Jaipur: The big SUV power show


Tata Motors’ off-roading competitive motorsports rally, the first of its kind came to an end in Jaipur on June 10. Motorsports enthusiasts from all over the country competed in three main categories- Woman’s Team, 2WD and 4WD. The rally was flagged from Hotel Fern with over 53 makes by vehicle manufacturers battling it out for the title. The speed, time, and distance challenge tested the driving skills and capabilities of drivers on rugged terrain and challenging routes.

Tata Motors with the help of its motorsport division Tata Motors Full Throttle is aiming to cultivate a motorsport trend in India. The rally gave an opportunity to car owners and SUV owners to test the ruggedness of their vehicles and at the same time better their off-road driving skills. Tata Motorsports in association with program partner Thar Motorsports ensured that the event was a success. Here’s a list of the winners in various categories

4WD Expert Category- Winner, Driver Sanjay Takale, Co-Driver- Musthafa (Tata Xenon)
4WD Amateur Category- Winner, Driver Jagmeet Gill, Co-Driver- Ravee Patel (Toyota Fortuner)
2WD Expert Category- Winner, Driver, G.Moorthy, Co Driver- Nagrajan (Tata Sumo Gold)
2WD Amateur Category- Winner, Virender Singh, Co- Driver, Jatin Paliwal (Maruti Esteem)
Women’s Category- Winner, Sonu Bambi, Co- Driver, Gauri Gupta (Tata Indigo CS)

News Release: Tata Motors Blaze de Rajasthan concludes in Pink City

First competitive time-speed-distance off-road activity organised by Tata Motors
Driver – Sanjay Takale, Co-Driver – Musthafa driving a Tata Xenon wins 4WD Expert category
Driver – Jagmeet Gill, Co-Driver – Ravee Patel driving a Toyota Fortuner wins 4WD Armature category
Driver – G. Moorthy, Co-Driver – Nagarajan driving a Tata Sumo Gold wins 2WD category
Driver – Virendar Singh, Co-Driver – Jatin Paliwal driving a Maruti Esteem wins 2WD category
Driver – Sonu Bambi, Co-Driver – Gauri Gupta driving a Tata Indigo CS wins women’s category

The 1st competitive off-roading motorsports rally, organised by Tata Motors, successfully concluded in the Pink City of Jaipur on Sunday, June 10. The day long 300km rally was flagged-off from Hotel Fern, with over 53 vehicles of different makes, competing in a time, speed, and distance challenge.

With the rally comprising of three main categories – 4WD, 2WD and Women’s team, the event saw participation from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the country. Participants from Kashmir, two teams from Kolkata and almost 8 participants from North, South and Western India participated in the event. Participants maneuvered challenging routes and rugged terrains, prepared specially for this off-roading activity with the routes customised in-line with the experience and expectations of participants, ensuring they made the most out of their vehicles.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jatin Lakra, Head-Marketing-Sumo and Grande, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted with the response and participation we have received after hosting the first edition of a competitive off-roading rally in Jaipur, from SUV and passenger car owners from across the country. Tata Motors through its motorsports division, Tata Motors Full Throttle, hopes to create and cultivate motorsports in India, by giving enthusiast a platform to experience the true capabilities of their vehicles, and to learn and discuss the thrill of motorsports.”

The terrain of TATA MOTORS BLAZE DE RAJASTHAN encompassed in-city drives, hilly tarmac sections, sandy trails, an extreme trail and tracks specially made to test the navigation skills of participants. Thar Motorsports was the program partner, for planning and execution of this event with Tata Motors organising all logistical, medical and service support for these expeditions.


4WD Expert Category

1st place Driver – Sanjay Takale
Co-Driver – Musthafa
Tata Xenon
2nd place Driver – Jagmeet Gill
Co-Driver – Ravee Patel
Tata Safari
3rd place Driver – Sachin Singh
Co-Driver – Shankar Anand
Maruti Gypsy

4WD Amateur Category

1st place Driver – Kartik Khanijo
Co-Driver – Ambrish
Toyota Fortuner
2nd place Driver – Ambrish Sanghi
Co-Driver – Aayush Rathore
3rd place Driver – Pradeep Dhingra
Co-Driver – Aashish Chowdhary
Maruti Gypsy

2WD Expert Category

1st place Driver – G. Moorthy
Co-Driver – Nagarajan
Tata Sumo Gold
2nd place Driver – Pushan
Co-Driver – Sekar
Tata Sumo Grande
3rd place Driver – Sunish Kumar
Co-Driver – Dhiraj Arora
Tata Sumo Grande

2WD Amateur Category

1st place Driver – Virendar Singh
Co-Driver – Jatin Paliwal
Maruti Esteem
2nd place Driver – Rajeev Rawat
Co-Driver – Jai Rawat
Ford Endeavour
3rd place Driver – Mohsin Anshuman
Co-Driver – Koyal Verma
Maruti 800

Women’s Team


Tata Motors Full Throttle recently launched two other off-roading properties, for owners of Tata Motors SUV”s, under the Full Throttle banner, called Tata Motors Full Throttle Experience and Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails. Full Throttle Experience is an off-roading expedition which spans over a number of days, with the first expedition being flagged off from New Delhi on June 22. A total of 6 Experience Expeditions have been planned over the year. Full Throttle Trails are half-day off-roading events, with a total of 21 trails, with the next trail being organised in Ludhiana on June 17.


Tata Motors was the first manufacturer in the country to create a new SUV segment with the launch of Tata Sierra in 1991, followed by the launch of Tata Sumo in 1994. The Tata Sumo became the first passenger vehicle to cross 1 lakh units in 3 years. Tata Motors was also the pioneer in launching a true blooded SUV in India with the launch of the Tata Safari in 1998. Shift-on-the-fly (electronic) 4X4 was introduced for the first time by any automobile manufacturer on the Tata Safari in the country. The most feature packed, Tata Aria, was launched in 2010. Torque-on-Demand System, In-dash GPS-based Navigation System, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Hydroform chassis and six airbags are some of those features.