Agra Taj Car Rally flagged off in Uttar Pradesh
Agra: The prestigious Agra Taj Car Rally was flagged off from Hotel Clark Shiraz here.
The rally started on Friday last covered its first 'night' leg -- 60 km with the rallyists reaching the army's Jeet stadium.
As many as 74 teams are participating in the event with 200 members. The president of the Motor Sports Club of Agra, Rajiv Gupta, said that six teams from the army, five from Indian Oil, and six all-women teams are participating in the rally.
Teams have come from Dubai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Harvijay Bahia, patron of the club, and a formula car racer in the extreme category said.
Bahia said with support from the Uttar Pradesh Tourism, district authorities, this popular event had firmly established Taj city as the most important motor sports hub in the country.
"No other rally offered such a challenging and picturesque terrain, including, desert, the dreaded Chambal ravines, the river bed, lush green wilderness, plus of course hospitality," Bahia added.
--Inputs from IANS