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Vijay Parmar got his first taste of motorsport at the age of 4, when he overtook the station commander’s MG on his cycle. At school in Sanawar he spent racing dinky cars in ‘rain drains’ on the weekends, while most of his time in St. Stephen’s was spent holding motorcycle seminars, and at bike repair shops learning the nuances of everything about motorcycles!

Vijay’s passion for motorsport matured when he crossed Ladakh in a VW Beetle in 1996, and when he had the completely insane idea for a rally across the frozen plains of Rupshu (known as the Raid-de-Himalaya, this 2500km-long annual celebration of insanity is now 15 years old).

He also marshalled at the Himalayan Rally at a cold ‘time control’. Recently, he took his KTM 450 to a podium finish in the Desert Storm rally, besting over 34 riders – all less than half his age! The Mughal Rally is another brainchild of his. Four years into this conquest of the Pir Panjal, Vijay is constantly looking to newer frontiers.

IBW Honors his insane & gutsy passion for motorsport!

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