INTRODUCTION: The second Himalayan Car Rally has finished in New Delhi.This year's route took the competitors through some of the most inhospitable and mountainous country in the world and many of the 68 starters failed to finish the course.
NEW DELHI, INDIA (VISNEWS - JAGDISH KAPOOR)
GV Rally car No. 1 arriving in Delhi
GV Children wait for more cars to arrive. CU child wearing T-shirt
CU Aslam Khan, rally driver, speaks
GV Placard at end of rally
GV Car arriving at victory stand, Khan and Ramesh Khoda (2 shots)
SV Two winners standing on bonnet of car 1.30 SPEECH (TRANSCRIPT) SEQ. 3: KHAN: "The route was very interesting, it was twisting, but we wish it was a little but rougher. The road was very smooth throughout. But, ah, one thing we are very disappointed is the traffic control. In competitive practice, we had on-coming traffic and if you look at that car over there you will find the whole of the right mudguard ripped off. I think we are very lucky we only got the mudguard ripped off. We probably would have ended up, the whole rally would have ended up, for us there if we had a head-on smash, like car number eight had. We had on-coming traffic in all the competitive sections, which isn't funny. I mean, especially if you are trying to make up time...which we were."
Background: INTRODUCTION: The second Himalayan Car Rally has finished in New Delhi.This year's route took the competitors through some of the most inhospitable and mountainous country in the world and many of the 68 starters failed to finish the course.
SYNOPSIS: The rally finished at New Delhi's Mauraya Hotel where the winning car, driven by the Kenyan Ramesh Khoda and his co-driver, Aslam Khan, arrived well ahead of the others.
They were greeted by dozens of children, as Aslam Khan celebrated his victory.
As the competitors arrived at the victory stand, they were flagged through by the Chairman of Air India and greeted by their families and the organisers.
Later, after the victory ceremony, the two winners stood on the bonnet of their car and toasted the crowd with champagne.First prize for the rally was a trophy presented by Air India.
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