Raid de Himalaya


Monday 1st October, 2018

Article Details
Publication  The Statesman
Source  Bureau
CCM  23.71
Edition  New Delhi
Supplement   NA
MAV  17,071
Language  English
Page  16
Circulation  25,000

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TWO AMPUTEES TO COMPETE IN RAID DE HIMALAYA in a global first, two amputees will compete on motor-bikes in the world's highest cross-country rally raid, the Raid de Himalaya this year. Setting this global record are Vinod Rawat of Mumbai and Ashok Munnedn pic) of Nag-pur. The Raid is considered among the top 10 toughest rallies of the world. It will take off from Leh on October 8 this year, and finish on October 14. Over 200 competitors participating in Raid de Himalaya 2018 will race over some of the most challenging roads ^ in the Kargil, Zanskarand Ladakh sectors, speeding over rocks, . gravel and dust. The amputees, Rawat and Munne are com-J peting in the toughest category at the Raid Xtreme Moto.
S Racing motorcycles at high-aititude roads and mountain passim es is a task few can accomplish.