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Samrat-Nizami lead at Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare

IANS logoIANS 18-07-2017

Driving in their Maruti Gypsy, they covered the leg in 04:55:04 hours. The other top positions in the Ultimate Cars category saw Team Maruti Suzuki's dominance.

Suresh Rana and co-driver Ashwin Naik in their Grand Vitara covered it in 04:58:13 to finish second, followed by Sandeep Sharma with co-driver Karan Arya in their Maruti Gypsy covering the distance in 04:59:50.

Amidst the landscape with majestic windmills of Doddakittadahalli, the rally further moved to the city limits of Chitradurga for the Super Special Stage (SSS).

Commenting on the tough competition, Samrat said, "The competition seems to get tough and edgy with each day. The Super Special Stage is something that adds further challenges where our driving skills are tested on dedicated tracks.

"We are managing to maintain a very minute difference between other top competitors and us. With another Special Stage in the offing and exploring legs on new terrains, the competition will only toughen."

T. Natraj has stepped up his game leading in the bikes category by covering the required distance in 03:10:41. Abdul Wahid came a close second covering the distance in 03:11:23; whereas Sanjay Kumar lost his leading position covering the distance in 03:11:30 closing third.

The next leg will begin from Aimangala and further move to Belgaum.

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