The Scorpio has had a winning run at the Raid. It first won the Raid in 2006, in
the SUV and Overall Reliability categories, with motorsport and rally enthusiast
Farhan Vohra behind the wheel, and Krupesh Patel and Kunal Sood doing duty as navigator
They surmounted many an obstacle of weather and topography, health risks due to
high altitudes, freezing temperatures and perils of 'black ice' to finally make
it to the podium.
In 2008, another rally aficionado K Prasad, ably aided by his brother and navigator
K Pradeep, guided the Scorpio to a well-earned victory, overcoming similar challenges
in weather and terrain.
In 2009, brothers Prasad and Pradeep once again piloted the Scorpio to pole position
in the Adventure Trial segment (SUV category). What's more, in 2009, the Scorpio
also occupied five other positions within the top 20 vehicles that completed the
rally. Over 100 vehicles had negotiated difficult mountain terrain, high altitudes,
low oxygen levels, temperatures dropping to minus 10 degrees, and unpredictable
weather including snowstorms.
The Scorpio won Raid De Himalaya 2009 Adventure Trial - SUV category. That too,
for the second time in a row. The Mighty Scorpio dominated the entire rally, from
the flag-off from Shimla, through freezing temperatures, rocky terrain and some
of the most challenging conditions on earth. The winning vehicle was driven by the
adventure-crazy brothers, Mr. K. Prasad and Mr. Pradeep. Thats not all, on the second
position was another Mahindra vehicle the Bolero. In fact, not only did the Scorpio
come first on the podium in this gruelling rally - it also occupied 5 other positions
within the top 20 vehicles that finished this rally. Once again, leaving other cars,
out in the cold.