Team Jeep went on to dominate the top 10 leader board at the recently concluded Jeep Colombo Rally – Leg 1. The Jeep Colombo Challenge Rally spanned 400 km in two stages.
The first stage was from Colombo to Galle passing the roughest and most challenging terrains that a TSD rally driver would encounter. The second stage was back to Colombo and the rally ended at Speedrome on Sunday morning.
The Jeep Colombo Challenge Rally Leg 1 kicked off recently at Speedrome, Battaramulla. This event is part of three challenging rallies that form the first ever TSD Rally Championship in Sri Lanka, where Jeep Sri Lanka from DIMO as the principal sponsor. SLARDAR 1000 Rally held in February 2016 inaugurated the championship.
During the break between the two stages, Team Jeep Service Crew were able to attend to the Jeep vehicles assuring uninterrupted motoring. Team Jeep-1 won the Team Award and Team Jeep-2 were the Runners-up, which is a testament of the capability of Jeepas the Go Anywhere Do Anything vehicle.
In the overall results, Nalin Premaratna driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee was placed second and was the runners-up in the first stage as well. Ajith Fernando driving a Jeep Wrangler became the second runner-up in the first stage. Moreover, all members from Team Jeep were placed in the top 10 in the overall results where 24 drivers took part.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajeev Pandithage (GM – Mercedes-Benz and Jeep Sales) mentioned, “Jeep has always been linked to authenticity, passion, freedom and adventure. We are proud to partner the first-ever TSD Rally Championship in Sri Lanka”.