Mumbai: Mahindra Adventure, a part of the $20.7 billion Mahindra Group, has won the 11th Dakshin Dare 2019 rally for the second time in a row, with rally legend Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif finishing first.
Gaurav Gill won seven out of the nine stages in this challenging rally to retain his title in the Dakshin Dare 2019, dominating it with his Super XUV500. The duo battled against all odds, emerging victorious after a gruelling four days of rallying covering the 2,000km distance from Bangalore to Hubli.
On the first day, Gaurav won all three stages, clocking a total time of 45:45.053min. The second day saw the duo slip a few positions down the points table, only to make a comeback finishing Day 3 with a 6min 42.383 sec lead.
On the last day, the team gave it their best, finishing the rally on top of the points table for the second time in a row, with an 8 min lead over the rest of the pack.
About Mahindra Adventure
A unique concept to showcase the tough and rugged DNA of Mahindra vehicles, Mahindra Adventure functions as an umbrella brand with a series of self-drive overland adventure expeditions organized under its banner. Mahindra Adventure was launched as an independent entity for all adventurous activities, in 2011, headed by Bijoy Kumar Y, Chief of Adventure Initiatives. He is a motoring enthusiast and the erstwhile editor of a popular motoring magazine.
The Mahindra Adventure calendar comprises a series of experiential marketing events throughout the year such as the popular off-roading event, the Great Escape, several Challenges (sporting events in keeping with the company’s promise of providing adrenaline pumping challenges), Multi-Day Special Escapes, such as the Monastery Escape (10 days), , TriNation Escape (10 days), One lap of Iran (9 days), Himalayan Spiti Escape (10 days), and The Snow Escape (7 days) .
Mahindra Adventure Off-road Training Academy is 28-acre facility at Igatpuri, India’s first dedicated facility providing a one stop solution to learning everything about a Mahindra 4WD vehicle and how to use it to its full potential. Through this, we hope to leverage the brand’s off-road heritage, showcase the vehicles abilities and give the participants the confidence to explore the limits of the vehicles. Custom-made Mahindra Thars equipped with radio sets are exclusively used as training vehicles at the facility.