NEWS2016 Raid de Himalaya Xtreme category cancelled
The Xtreme category of the 2016 Raid de Himalaya in Leh has been cancelled due to the army declining the neccessary permissions. The cancellation applies to participants in both Moto-Quads and car categories. No official word has been given about the cancellation, however.
This cancellation follows the death of a competitor, Subhamoy Paul, who was taking part in the Moto-Quads Xtreme category of the Raid. He died on Tuesday, the third day of the rally. He reportedly lost control of his motorcycle during the Losar-Gramphoo stage, at Kunzum Pass. The first response vehicle found Paul without a pulse, and even though he was flown via medical helicopter to a hospital in Manali, attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The exact reason of his crash is unknown.Read full story