Richa and Munish are participating in Raid Adventure, which follows the Time-Speed-Distance format. They will drive a Maruti Gypsy at the Raid.
What these women have set out to achieve is no mean feat. The Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya is the world?s highest motorsport event. Competitors will race to some of the highest mountain passes in the world like Khardung La and Wari La.
There are three competitive categories at the 15th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya. These are Raid Xtreme (4X4 vehicles), Raid Xtreme (Motorcycles and Quads) and Raid Adventure.
Raid Xtreme is all about a high speed rush for both four-wheelers and motorcycles. Raid Adventure follows the Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) format.
The only woman who is competing in Raid Xtreme is Shuchi Thakur of Dharamshala. There are a total of about 35 teams in Raid Xtreme. Each team comprises a driver and a navigator. Shuchi will drive a Maruti Gypsy at the Raid.
Shuchi is the longest-running woman rallyist of the country. This is her ninth Raid. Shuchi is currently working and living at Mumbai.