Desert Storm ’17

Way back in 2003, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm put its first step into the undulating dunes of Thar Desert in Rajasthan.

Desert Storm continues to be the longest cross country rally in India and the toughest in the desert as competitors battle extreme weather conditions, navigation takes a key role owing to the terrain. The 7 day long rally covers picturesque untouched dunes  & dhanis (traditional villages of Rajasthan).

Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm is organized by country’s premier motorsport club, Northern Motorsport who are also behind the famous Maruti Suzuki Autocross and the India Baja (qualifier to Dakar 2018). The team leaves no stone unturned to make Desert Storm an unforgettable experience. The tracks are prepared months in advance after rigorous rounds of recce. The location of stages combined with the format of race, makes it a treat to watch. Desert Storm has unmatched patronage in the country and has produced some excellent rallyists over the years.  Each year it sees over 100 participants from Indian Army, Maruti Team, and many from all across the country congregate to take part in the battleground of desert. Since its inception Desert Storm has been an event to look for as the rally traverses from Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaiselmer for over 2000 km in a period of 7 days.

 With crucial experience gained from the 2016 Desert Storm Rally, we had a successful 2017 campaign finishing in the top 5 – 5th overall and 4th in Group A (foreign bikes) – there are only factory riders ahead of us.
More details and official results of the rally can be found here: