Sherco TVS Factory Rally team has continued its strong performance at the 2018 Panafrica Rally. The team's riders, brothers Adrien and Michael Metge, who occupied the top two slots at the head of the timing sheets after the first stage, have continued their strong showing in the second stage as well. However, the order has now flipped.
At the end of the second stage of the rally, that travelled 375km through the Sahara Desert, it was Michael Metge who occupied first place, while Adrien Metge had slipped to P2. The team's third rider, Abdul Wahid Tanveer managed to put in a solid ride, ending stage 2 in P11. He is currently ranked eighth in the overall standings.
It wasn't an easy outing for the team, whose rider KP Aravind had to retire after a fall on the first stage of the rally, because they felt the pressure of being at the head of the standings. The only Indian privateer competing in the 2018 Panafrica Rally, Ashish Raorane, is ranked 23rd overall after two stages.
The third stage, which saw a lot of rain, saw the riders battle it out over a distance of 216 kilomters in the Sahara desert. Adrien Metge of Sherco TVS Factory team took the lead at the end of the third stage on Thursday. His team mate Michael Metge meanwhile, slipped to the second position. The riders will pass through the most gruelling stage of the rally today.
Article Source : Overdrive