A rally in the sands of Rajasthan | 2021 Dune Cross
Dune Cross is the flagship event of the Rajasthan Motorsport Club that allows participants to experience something close to a rally stage in the desert of Rajasthan. The event is held in December every year where participants come and enjoy various classes like Polaris, Thars, Gypsys and other SUVs. This year’s event was organised by Devendra Singh Sarothia and was flagged off by chief guest DIG BSF Pushpendra Singh Rathore.
Day 1 kicked off right in the morning as the drivers were debriefed about the days ahead of them, along with the rules and regulations. The day went on till the night where they had the night stage. Participants started just 20km from Bikaner and were on a stage which led to a remote village named Raiser. Even though the participants faced cold temperatures and high desert terrain, it did not bring down their competitiveness or their enthusiasm.
The four stages on the second day were held about 45km to a historical village named Kawani. Even though those stages were roughly 4km long, some vehicles broke down while some got DNF.
Participants had an early start to the third stage. The stages on this day were slightly longer than the previous stages and also had fast flat-out sections. While many racers suffered DNFs, it was Mr. Sadain Chunawala from Mumbai overall winner with 985 points out of 1000 (including Polaris) and Mr. Kartik Sharma from Noida ended up taking the overall finish and class win with 824 points out of 1000, excluding the Polaris. For more news and updates from the world of Indian motorsport, stay tuned to evo India!