Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motorsport team of Hero MotoCorp, has announced the addition of a new rider to its profile. Hero MotoSports has signed Portuguese champion Paulo Goncalves as its fourth rider who joins the team alongside Portuguese rider Joaquim Rodrigues, Spanish rider Oriol Mena and India's CS Santosh. The announcement comes fresh off the team's podium finish at the 2019 Merzouga Rally earlier this month, while Goncalves brings with him over 12 years of rally-racing experience across a host of rallies, which will further push the team's position in racing.
Paulo 'speedy' Goncalves has had an illustrious career in rally-racing and was crowned the 20133 FIM Cross Country Rally World Champion. He also clinched the runners-up position at the 2015 Dakar Rally, one of the most gruelling rallies in the world. Goncalves will be making his debut with the team at the Silkway Rally (Russia-Mongolia-China) in July this year.
Speaking on joining Hero MotoSports, rider Paulo Goncalves said, "First of all I want to express my thanks to Hero MotoSports for showing their trust in me by letting me be a part of this amazing rally project. I am very happy and excited to start this new journey with the team and I hope to contribute to the team's aim of improving our performance in the rally sport. From my side, I promise to give my everything to be ready and fit to be able to fight for the top positions for my team. Hero MotoSports has been doing a really good job in the last couple of seasons and this young team has shown, that it has the potential to win big. I would like to play my part in bringing these wins to the team. With lots of passion and emotions, my thanks again to the team and I am excited to begin."
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