Rana, Moudghil In Race For 10th Raid-de-Himalaya Title

Austrian women biker Klaudia Honeder in 6th position, K Prasad leads Adventure Trail

Shimla: Roughing it out in some of the highest lands on earth, the Raid-de-Himalaya spent the day 6 out racing in the Zanskar region of Ladhak, with Suresh Rana, four time winner leading the car section and Ashish Modghil in the bikes category.

With Rana maintaining his lead from Day, second in the four wheel X-treme category was Sanket Shanbhag, closely followed by Harprit Singh (Bawa) in third position.

Promising to be a close finish Cpt Amarinder Singh from the Army was in fourth position and Anil Wadia had climbed into 5th position on Day 6. There are still 19 four wheelers left in the fray, said Navdeep Thareja over phone.

Ashish Moudghil was leading the bike category with Sandeep Matharu in second position. Prashant Kumar was in third position, Yogesh Lakhani in fourth position and Karanbir Singh Bedi in fifth position.

Giving the boys a run for their money Austrian Klaudia Honeder, the lone women biker in the X-Treme category was in 6th position and there is still a day of competitive sections to be done. Only 17 bikers were left in the fray.

Bhaskar Ramani, who was holding a good lead in the bike category till four was knocked out of the rally on day five as his bike skidded near Baralacha, leaving him injured with a fractured wrist. ‘He is out but safe’ said a spokesman for the organizers.

In the adventure trail category, at the end of Day 6, K Prasad was in the lead followed by Ajay Singh in second position. Rajesh Chalana was in third position, JS Rana in fourth place and Manoj Vadiya in fifth position. Only 43 cars are left in the fray for the adventure trail category, said Thareja.

Of the 132 rallyists that started out from Shimla on October 2, only 79 have survived the Himalaya Raid so far and made their way back to Kargil for the night halt on Tuesday.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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