Yokohama India’s Geolandar tyres helped fuel Mr. Paras Bhimta’s monumental feat of covering India from the top to bottom in record time
Endurance traveling enthusiast, Paras Bhimta, backed by Yokohama India, has successfully accomplished the fastest North to South expedition on four wheels in the solo category. The demanding expedition was a testament to the tenacity and zeal shown by Bhimta even after inclement weather conditions challenged him.
The endurance expedition, which was to begin on September 20th, 2022, finally got underway on the 23rd of September due to unruly weather. The weather could not dampen the gutsy spirits of Paras Bhimta and his vehicle, which was underpinned by four long-lasting Yokohama Geolandar AT G015. The expedition concluded in a record-breaking time frame of 55 hours and 38 minutes, beating the previous record of 56 hours and 20 minutes.
“Our plans to start on the 20th failed since the weather was troublesome. What kept me going and propelled me to give it another try on the 23rd was my trust in the ever-reliable Geolandars attached to my vehicle. There was no terrain in the length and breadth of India that could challenge the durability of these tyres. The four Geolanders were built to last, and they just did that for the whole journey of 4000 kms. It was the sheer consistency in contrasting conditions, like in the freezing temperatures of Leh to the wet road conditions midway and even on hot tarmac. I experienced ultimate grip throughout the journey.” said Paras Bhimta
The Geolandar AT G015 by Yokohama is a high-dimension all-terrain tyre that has unmatched durability and longer tread life. It has been specifically designed for excellent wet grip and off-road traction. The features of this tyre made it an appropriate choice that encouraged a stress-free attempt for such a record-breaking expedition.
On the success of this arduous endeavor, Harshwardhan Honmode, Director of Yokohama India, said, “The resilient spirit of Paras Bhimta personifies Yokohama India’s brand philosophy, which is celebrating the motoring lifestyle. We cannot be more proud of the remarkable feat he has been able to accomplish. On the toughest terrains and contrasting road conditions of India both Paras and our Geolandar Tyres proved that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. We look forward to more challenges of attrition to showcase our durability.”
About Yokohama India
Yokohama India Pvt Ltd.(YIN) is a 100% subsidiary of The Yokohama Rubber Company, Japan (YRC). YRC established in 1917, supplies world class products to over 120 countries. Yokohama decided to foray into the Indian market in 2007, India being one of the fastest growing automobile markets. YIN started manufacturing tyres in India from November 2014 and supplies world class quality product like Geolandar A/T, Earth-1 and BluEarth-GT from the manufacturing plant located in Bhadurgarh, Haryana.