BIKANER:The first leg of the 15th edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm culminated at Bikaner on Monday. The participants covered a total distance of around 250 kms traversing through the sandy dunes from Hanumangarh to Bikaner.
In the extreme category, Suresh Rana from Team Maruti was leading the rally, completing the leg first along with his navigator Ashwin Naik. He was closely followed by Gaurav Chiripal and his navigator Srikanth Gowda.
In the Moto category, CS Santosh raced past his opponents to complete the leg first followed by Tanveer Abdul Wahid and R Nataraj who came a close third.
On Tuesday, the rally is expected to travel towards Jaisalmer covering a total distance of around 500kms.
Day 1 Results: Extreme category: 1. Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik 1:11:42, 2. Gaurav Chiripal and Srikanth Gowda 1:11:45, 3. Sanjay Agarwal and Shivaprakash 1:15:38. Moto category: 1. CS Santosh 00:41:29; 2. Tanveer Abdul Wahid 00:41:48, 3. R Nataraj 00:44:35.