Chief Minister of Himachal Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal would ceremonially flag-off The 12th Raid-de-Himalaya, 2010 rally on 9th October from Peterhoff, Shimla.
Being organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports in collaboration with Federation of Motor Sports Club of India and Himalaya Motor Sports, The rally will be stged from 10th October to 15th October this year.it would cover a distance of about 2500 Kilometers through Shimla, Nalagarh, Solan, Manali, Kaza, Keylong, said V.C. Pharka, Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports.
Shri V.C.Pharka said that In total 175 teams were participating in the event which is a record. Teams like Thundervolt with their driver Suresh Rana, W+K Team with their driver Sunny Sidhu, champion of Moghul Rally and team of the Indian Army are also participating in the Championship.
In the X-treme Motorcycle category, Team Contiger of Austria has fielded 6 Motorcycle entrants, which also include woman biker Klaudia Honeder. Team W+K Racing's Jonah Street, who was a Dakar 2010 top ten finisher was also participating in the event.
The rally will concentrate around Spiti the Cold deasert area of the state for the most part using the rough roads around Kaza to provide scenic backdrops to this International Event.