TVS Racing Team rider wins at Raid de Himalaya
R Nataraj, a member of the TVS racing team came out trumps in the Xtreme MotoQuads open class Category ‘C’ for two-wheelers below 250cc at the Raid De Himalaya. Astride his TVS Apache RTR 180, Nataraj battled through the extreme conditions brought about by this high altitude race, this included facing temperatures below the -15°C mark. Much credit for his performance can also be attributed to his hard working service team, who made sure his bike was in peak form throughout the race. His efforts landed him a third placed finish in the overall standings for two wheelers below the 450cc mark as well.
The Raid De Himalaya entered its 15th successive year in existence this year. The competition was stiffer than ever before as the rally saw an unprecedented 153 vehicles participating, including both cars and bikes. The rally covered a mind blowing distance of 1800 kilometres in 6 days, in some of the most arduous terrains, and the highest accessible roads in the country.
Story: Harket Suchde