Towards the end of every year, as Himachal Pradesh gets colder and the weather gets harder, There’s The World’s Highest Rally – Raid de Himalaya. But there is always still a smile on the face of the local Himachali people. They welcome it with delight and never a frown, such is their spirit.
Over 150 participants from 100 teams every year.
Due to the high altitude & rough terrain, only half of the participants actually complete the Raid, it really does test you and your metal.
Maruti Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya is one of the two off-road motor rallies from India listed in the annual motorsport calendar of Switzerland based Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA) and Federation Internationale Motorcyclisme (FIM). The Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya will be run in compliance with the International Sporting Code of the FIA, National Competition Rules (NCR) & General Prescriptions of the FMSCI.
The rally is organized by Mr. Vijay Parmar from Shimla at Himalayan Motorsport, formed in 1999 with the aim of conducting motor sporting events in the Himalayan regions of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. All members of HMA have been associated with motorsport for the last 20 to 30 years as rally drivers or organizers, across the country. Many are qualified Scrutineers and Stewards who have current Scrutineer and Steward Licenses from the FMSCI.
- CS Santosh finds enough power aboard his CRF 450 X Honda to pull a wheelie despite the utter lack of oxygen at 5800 mtrs !!! (2014)
- Jes David going flat out at Komic. (2013)
Pics Source: Raid De Himalaya Facebook Official Account