SILIGURI: National champions Asgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa underlined their supremacy here on Thursday while claiming the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive crown in style.
India’s TSD (time, speed and distance) kings were in tremendous form in this demanding five-legged championship, taking the lead early on the first day and tenaciously hanging on to it till the very end. They tackled the tough hilly terrain, demanding forest paths and every obstacle that was thrown at them.
Deep Dutta and Prakash Muthuswamy finished second while Ashish Budhia and Arindam Ghosh took the last spot on the podium.
The fifth and the final leg saw the rallyists start their journey from Hile in Nepal on Thursday morning and making their way to Siliguri.