Chandigarh: Two Young rallysts from Himachal Pradesh performed extremely well at Sjoba Thunderbolt Rally 2013. The rally was entering the 26th year this time.
Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Parminder Thakur won in Jeep and Car categories respectively. The rally champion Suresh Rana had a hard luck as he had to quit the rally after the first stage due to mechanical failures. Earlier, Suresh Rana and Parminder Thakur have won the Desert Storm Rally 2013 and Raid-de-Himalayas 2012 as a team.
It was the first time that Parminder Thakur, previously a co-driver with rally champion Suresh Rana hit the track as a driver with Virender Kashyap in a car. Both Parminder and Virender are from the Shogi, 13 km short of Shimla.