The Mahindra Scorpio has won the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2010 in the Ndure category. In 2009 the Scorpio had also won the Adventure Trial SUV Category of Raid De Himalaya one of the toughest rallies in the country and came 3rd in the Rally de Sertoes which is one of the toughest rallies in the world. The Desert Storm Rally was organized by Maruti Suzuki in collaboration with Northern Motorsport. The race culminated in Udaipur after charting a course that covered 3000 kms through the interiors of Gujrat and Rajasthan.
The rally saw the highest participation this year with about 250 participants with 100 cars and 21 bikes. The route they covered consisted of some of the toughest terrain the country has to offer, as a result only 11 of the 21 cars in the Ndure category managed to complete the race. The winning Scorpio was driven by Raj Singh Rathore with Dhiraj Arora as his co-driver. Together they survived and won a grueling race in which the participants travelled through the majestic Aravalis, endured the searing heat of the Thar and navigated the marshy expanse of the Great Rann.