Tata Motors Full Throttle wins the Eastern Mountain Safari 2011


Tata Motors Full Throttle has won the Eastern Mountain  Safari 2011, with the Tata Sumo Grande, steered by Mr. Aditya Anthony and Mr.  Mohammed Musthafa. The team locked up first position, bagging a trophy and  prize amount of Rs. 5 lakh.

TATA Sumo Grande

Riding on  the success of 2011 Raid De Himalaya, Desert Storm 2011 and the Dakshin Dare 2011 Rally, Tata Motors Full Throttle team  entered the Eastern Mountain Safari 2011, with 6 vehicles (2 each of Tata  Safari, Tata Xenon and Tata Sumo Grande).

The Eastern  Mountain Safari 2011, organised by the Ramakrishna Race Performance Management Pvt. Ltd. (RRPM), was split in 2 legs, from  November 10 -11, 2011. The 400 kms long & torturous rally was challenging, with disclosed time  controls (secret time control, self-time controls, GPS time controls) and  passage controls. Tata Sumo Grande fearlessly conquered the Eastern hills,  passing through every challenge, steep & rocky hills, amidst dense forests  towards Kurseong and Kalimpong.

Tata Motors  launched the Tata Motors Full Throttle, as a platform for steering the  company’s participation in motor sports and allied activities. The platform  also helps the company, in organising and synergising all efforts and  activities, in the area of motor sports, including development and testing.

TATA Sumo Grande

Tata Motors  had earlier participated in several international rallies such as the London -Capetown rally (1998), ASEAN rally (2004) and the SAARC rally (2007), with the  Tata Safari. In the past, independent participants have also driven the Tata  Safari and the Tata Xenon XT (a 4×4 lifestyle pickup), in various rallies.