Team Jeep went onto 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– Sunday early 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 is 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-1won the Team Award and Team Jeep-2 were the Runners-up, which is a testament of the capability of Jeep as the Go Anywhere Do Anything vehicle. In the overall results, Nalin Premaratna driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee was placed 2nd and was the Runners-up in the 1st stage as well. Ajith Fernando driving a Jeep Wrangler became the 2nd 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.
Jeep has built SUVs that inspire a sense of freedom and adventure. Throughout their history they’ve never deterred from that mission. For 75 years, Jeep Brand vehicles have inspired man to dream and to dare. To go farther, live larger and explore every corner of this amazing world.
As mentioned by Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep Brand, “Jeep vehicles have been, and always will be, vehicles for dreamers and doers — they forge an extraordinary, uncommon bond with the drivers who choose to get behind the wheel. Adventure is a part of the DNA of every Jeep Brand vehicle ever built and as long as curiosity drives man to explore the edges of heaven and earth, the Jeep Brand will continue to inspire him to go beyond.”
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.”
DIMO is the only authorised distributor for Jeep in Sri Lanka and have been representing this truly authentic American legend for more than a decade.