BAHAWALPUR: Both Nadir Magsi and Tushna Patel, the defending champions, maintained their supremacy in their respective categories in the 15th Cholistan Jeep Rally by securing first positions in the annual event held at the Derawar Fort, some 70km from here on Sunday, February 16.
Magsi who had also won the Jeep Rally last year received the winning trophy in a grand ceremony at Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab newly built winter tourism resort at Fort Drawer where Chairman TDCP Sohail Zafar Cheema and Commissioner Bahawalpur Asif Iqbal Ch and Regional Police Officer Bahawalpur Police Range Fayyaz Ahmad Deu were also present.
As per official results announced at the prize-distribution ceremony, seasoned racer Magsi covered the total 466kms distance in two rounds in four hours, 28 minutes and 50 seconds (4.28.50).
Earlier, Mr. Magsi had also topped the rally’s prepaid category’s first-round (220kms) held on Friday at the Derawar Fort.
Racers Asif Fazal and Faisal stood second and third, respectively, in the main prepaid category. Asif covered the distance in four hours, 37 minutes and 49 seconds (4.37.49) while Faisal it four hours, 39 minutes and 41 seconds (4.39.41).