BANGALORE: Gowrishankar Joshi and co-driver Srikanth from Karnataka, driving a Maruti Esteem, are in the first position at the end of the first leg in the Maruti Suzuki’s Dakshin Dare Rally on Thursday.

Manju Gowda and co-driver Mustafa from Karnataka in a Honda City are in the second spot.

In the novice class the leader is Prasanth (Ramesh Babu) from Bangalore driving a Maruti Suzuki Sx4, closely followed by Justin (Bonni).

The all-women team of Dr. Asha and co-drivers Nagamani and Shruthi are at the top of the ladies’ group.

The total distance covered by the competitors on Thursday was about 300 km, from Ooty passing through Love Dale, en route to Mettupalyam and returning back to Ooty.

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