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The Himalayan Challenge turned out to be one of the toughest rallies that the Endurance Rally Association (ERA) has ever run and getting to the finish was quite an achievement in itself for the 40 classic and vintage crews competing on the 21-day event. They had faced landslides, violent storms and road closures before reaching the finish line, in the shadow of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Didier Auriol’s last victory in Corsica. The 1994 WRC World Champion, six times winner in Corsica and record holder for the most victories on the Tour de Corse, decided to come back and prepared his old Ford Sierra Cosworth for the race.
Burgundy’s Indian summer and the Dijon Motors Cup was the setting for the Masters’ season-closer, with HSCC F2, F3 and Formula Junior as well as the Dutch and German-based MG Triumph Competition & British HTGT series sharing the programme on the weekend of October 12-14.