INDIA BAJA | About the rally

Off-road racing’s biggest name, Dakar, came to India in 2017 through its “Dakar Challenge” label.

India Baja 2018 is the official Indian franchise rally of the Dakar, which is globally acknowledged as the toughest motorsport event on this planet. True to its lineage, the India Baja 2018 promises to be extremely challenging and gruelling, setting benchmarks in the highly competitive motorsport space in just its third consecutive year of running.


It will be held from 17 to 19 August 2018 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The cross country rally will comprise 400 km of extremely harsh Special Stages in addition to over 150 km of Transport Stages. High temperatures, treacherous dune crossings, and fast technical gravel straights will pose an exciting challenge to the competitors.


The winner of the India Baja gets a free entry to the Dakar rally as well as to the Merzouga rally in Morocco. The value of this prize is equivalent to a whopping INR 16,00,000, which covers the registration fees for one motorcycle in both the events (the Merzouga 2019 and Dakar 2020 rallies). In addition, all podium winners get free entries to the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm.

The event is the brainchild of Northern Motorsport, the same organisation which successfully brought the national autocross championship to motorsport enthusiasts all over the country, as well as 16 consecutive annual editions of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, in addition to multiple path-breaking concepts in the single stage rally and adventure motoring space. Entries opened on 16 June and close on 16 August 2018.

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The terrain

The 2018 Edition will run through jaisalmer
400 Kms of Special Stages
150+ Kms of transport Stages
Challenge Factor :
Extreme Sand
Large Dune Crossings
Extremely HIgh Temperatures

our partners

official tyre partner

Northern Motorsport
F - 8 & 9, Sector 8
Noida - 201301, India
Email: info@motorsport.in
Phone: +91 120 433 44 45
+91 852 711 12 22

For Entries & Admin Queries
Mr. Manish Kumar
8527111222

For Partnership/Sponsorship Queries
Mr. Arvind Balan
Mob: 9001792225
Email: arvind@motorsport.in

Mr. KARAN SAXENA
Mob: 9910794781
Email: karan@motorsport.in