Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc., the world leader in Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles dominated and secured double victory at the 20th edition of the world’s highest mountain rally – Raid de Himalaya. The motorsport event was held from 8th-14th October, 2018. Rallyist Arindam Saikia and his co-driver Jeevarathinam who were piloting the Polaris RZR XP® 1000 secured 1st position in the overall category and Taufeeq Mughal who was riding the Polaris Sportsman® Touring 570 secured pole position in the Moto-Quad category at the world’s highest mountain motorsport battle arena.
Speaking about the double victory at the grueling rally, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director and Country Head, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., said, “We have a strong focus on motorsports in India. After the stunning victory at India’s cross-country rally India Baja, we are absolutely delighted with our participation and performance at one of the most challenging motorsport rallies- Raid De Himalaya. The Polaris range of vehicles are designed and engineered to perform even in the most challenging terrains like the mighty Himalayas. This exhilarating and adventurous mountain rally provided us the perfect opportunity to showcase the true power of Polaris’ range of vehicles to the world. The challenging dirt, snow, gravel-covered paths coupled with the inclement weather truly test the endurance of the vehicles like no other event.”
“I would like to congratulate Arindam Saikia, his co-driver Jeevarathinam and Taufeeq Mughal for displaying their determination and achieving yet another milestone for Polaris India,” added Mr. Dubey.
Raid de Himalaya has a reputation of being the toughest race in India and now enjoys royalty status on the Indian Motorsport calendar with Himalayan range as the scene of action. Open to 4×4’s, Motorcycles and Quad bikes alike, Raid de Himalaya tests the endurance, ingenuity, physical and mental toughness of the rallyist like none other.