Nadir Magsi clinched the first spot, while Asad Khuhro stood second and Sahibzada Sultan third. At least, 88 vehicles were registered for the qualifying round. The races in stock category will begin today as well as the final between women drivers.
Women racers are participating in the rally for the second time.
Talking to the media, Salma and Tushna Khan said it was great as last year only two women had participated in the rally, while this year there were half a dozen of them participating.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Ehtasham Anwar told the media that it is a great honour for Muzaffargrah district where such an international competition is being held. The rally track was 176 kilometres long and strict security measures had been taken for the competition.
Additional District Collector (Revenue) Ataul Haq explained that the track started from Head Muhammadwali, touched the boundary of Layyah district and would finish back at Head Muhammadwali. He also said that 14 checkposts had been set up with police and Rescue 1122 personnel. Ambulance service would also be provided for medical assistance.