Siliguri, Feb 24: As many as 100 top rallyists from around the country will be vying for the top honours when the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 gets underway here on Saturday. Scheduled over five days and 1,250 km, the event will have its flag-off here on Saturday but the drive shall begin on Sunday. This is India’s first tri-tion rally. The rallyists will have to vigate through the mountains in Darjeeling hills and various picturesque routes in Bhutan and Nepal.
The format of the rally will be TSD (Time, Speed and Distance).
The JK HD-5 will cover a variety of terrain, ranging from tarmac, river beds, dirt tracks, forest paths and mountainous roads. It will skirt steep slopes which is set to challenge the skill of the participants and can be dangerous too.
Among others, tiol TSD champions Asgar Ali and Mohammed Mustafa, Nirav Mehta and Subir Roy and Saurav Chatterjee will be pitting themselves against the tural terrain as well as each other for glory. IANS