We started organizing The Monsoon Ride in 2009 as an annual event with a vision of promoting motor sport, adventure tourism and tourism in Rajasthan and showcase the beauty of Rajasthan in monsoon, the effect monsoon brings to the desert state. We choose the rally route which covers less visited heritage and picturesque sites.
JK Tyre The Monsoon Ride ’10 was held from 30th July to 1st August, 30th and 31st were document and vehicle scrutiny days. The rally happened on 1st Aug. Like in the 2009, once again rally was ceremonially flagged by Brig Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh ji MVC, Jaipur on 31st July.
JK Tyre The Monsoon Ride ’10 had 88 registrations of which 72 took start 51 4wheelers and 21 2whelersl. Rally was run for than 300 kms. On 1st August with Parc Ferme opened at 0330 hrs and frist car was flagged off at 0500 hrs from Jal Mahal, Jaipur.
Monsoon gods still were annoyed with us, after doing the road book six times due to rain washing off sections, first TC had to be cancelled due to heavy rains in the night prior. A restart to the rally was given at 0730 hrs with picturesque Fort Pratapgarh in background perched on a hill top surrounded by monsoon clouds
First leg concluded at Alwar taking route through Pratapgarh, Narayanpur. Near Alwar, 1000 hrs Rally had a snack break for an hour at a resort.
At 1100 hrs rally restarted with destination Jaipur taking route through Pratapgarh and Raisar which had a beautiful off road section through the hills.
Rally finally finished at Jaipur with me doing the finish TC. As soon as the rally finished the results process began and we were a little bit shocked with outcome, as who we thought of would win was not wining it, we rechecked the results and made ourselves sure. The stinger which made us happy was Pooja Sharma wining 2 wheeler category beating 20 boys. We did have some verbal protests which were aptly handled and concluded by Participants and officials.
Prize distribution was done for the rally along with some awards announced by us; JOHN SINGH Award for contribution and performance in motorsport from Rajasthan and ABHIMANYU award in remembrance of our dear friend.
Before concluding would like to thank all the Participants, JK Tyre, Nitro Power (AGS Infotech), Pink City Restaurant and Innovative Web Technologies to support Western Motorsports.
Hope to see you all in The Monsoon Ride 2011.