The longest motorsports rally in India, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is also the toughest in the country among North Indian rallies.
Way back in 2003, Northern Motorsport Desert Storm put its first step into the undulating dunes of Thar Desert in Rajasthan. The race back then consisted of Xtreme format, where man and machine were tested to limits and one has to cover the stages in fastest time.
Northern Motorsport Desert Storm continues to be the longest cross country rally in India and the toughest in the desert as competitors battle extreme weather conditions, navigation takes a key role owing to the terrain. The 7 day long rally covers picturesque untouched dunes , dhanis (traditional villages of Rajasthan).
The Desert Storm Rally last year, saw record-breaking participation, bringing together more than 200 rally enthusiasts from India and abroad. This also included the highest number of female participants in a rally in India. The seven-day extreme event covered a distance of 2,100 km from the National Capital Region to Jodhpur, and was divided into four categories – XTreme, NDure, XPlore and Moto – enabling enthusiasts to use vehicles of their choice, suitable to the corresponding terrain and format.