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Flag-off for Desert Storm
HT Correspondent/Agencies, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, February 19, 2013
First Published: 00:12 IST(19/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:13 IST(19/2/2013)

The tenth edition of the Maruti-Suzuki Desert Storm was ceremonially flagged off from Vasant Kunj here today.

The competitive stages of the 2,200 km rally will start from Sardarshahar in Rajasthan and conclude in Jaipur during its six-day duration (18-23 February).

Two-hundred and sixty-three competitors will participate in the rally out of which 85 are in the Xtreme category (52 cars, 33 motorcycles and quads) that will require them to cover the timed stages as fast as possible.

The field in the Xtreme cars section includes last year's winner Suresh Rana, former winner Sunny Siddhu, former Indian national rally champion Gaurav Gill, multiple Indian national rally winner Lohit Urs and former Production World Rally champion Karamjit Singh.

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