The three day event of JK Tyre Himalayan Drive was scheduled from March 22 to 24. The rally concluded covering the eastern part of Sikkim, West Bengal and the Eastern Himalayas. Apart from this , the drivers were asked to cover the pristine Darjeeling hills during the rally.
With the start from Siliguri’s city center, this historic event has proved to be the best ever motor sport organized in the Eastern Himalayan region. Just sportz Management Pvt. Ltd. were the platinum organizers of this marvelous event in association with the Government of Sikkim and West Bengal. As the even came to an end, the team with Soham Hazra as driver, Nirav Mehta as Navigator topped the rally leaving behind the competitors SK. Ajgar Ali as the Driver and MK. Mohammad Mustafa as Navigator in the second position and a team of Subir Roy and Amit Saha concluded at third position in the rally among 50 enthusiastic drivers from all over the country.
Some of the participants were very enthusiastic about the rally and keep a view that this rally was one big challenge as it tested both men and machines simultaneously. Soham , the winner of the rally enjoyed the rally to the maximum as the distance covered included the panoramic view of beautiful landscapes, the alluring mountains, the lush green tea garden , dense forest to name a few. It was challenging as adventurous at the same time.
The rally roads were as high as 9500 feet above the sea level. At the end of Day 1 , the drivers covered a minimum distance of 120kms from the great Siliguri to Gangtok. The second day came to an end as the drivers had to cover 185kms in one go from Gangtok to Darjeeling. The final day concluded by driving back to Siliguri covering 110kms.
The Time Speed Distance Rally commonly known as TSD rally is a type of Motorsport organized adhering to the traffic rules on the public road. Maintaining precise timing and average speed are a few of the objectives of this rally. This provides a platform for all the enthusiastic drivers to prove themselves as well as enjoy the thrill.