Hero Motocorp Will Field 3 Riders For Its Third Dakar Campaign In 2019

Editor@Throttle|Updated: December 13, 2018 13:45

Hero MotoSports Team Rally has announced its Team for the 2019 Dakar Rally. The Team will feature all three Hero MotoSports’ riders, CS Santosh, Joaquim Rodrigues, and ‘Best Rookie of the Dakar 2018’, Oriol Mena. This will be Hero MotoSports’ third consecutive Dakar Rally. Having earned a Top-15 finish in 2017, the Team successfully secured a Top-10 finish in 2018. All three riders will ride on the Hero 450RR rally bike.


In its 41st edition, the 2019 Dakar Rally will take the convoy of participants on a 5,000-kilometre coil around Peru, starting and finishing in Lima, from January 6-17, 2019. There will be a total of 3,000 kilometers of racing divided between 10 special stages, where 70% of the terrain will be covered in sand. Leading up to the Dakar 2019, Hero MotoSports Team Rally participated in many rallies across the globe on its ‘Road to Dakar’ initiative.


Excited about the upcoming event, CS Santosh, Rider, Hero MotoSports Team Rally said, “This will be my third Dakar with Hero MotoSports and fifth overall. It has been a very exciting three years and I’m geared up for yet another rendezvous with this unique event. I am satisfied with the preparations and look forward to delivering a solid performance. We have had a good training season and I tried to make every session count. Ultimately, it’s about enjoying the process and arriving at the finish line.”


Article Source : Motoroids