Three riders from Sherco TVS hold a top 10 spot in Merzouga Rally after Stage 2, while India’s CS Santosh was classified 21st. The second stage ran for 175 km in the Erg Chhabbi region of Morocco, and tested both physical and navigational skills of the competitors. Sherco TVS star Joan Pedrero set the eighth fastest time of the day, 11m29s down on stage topper Kevin Benavides, to end in the same position in the general classifications.
Rookie Duplessis Diego Martin was one of the biggest gainers of the day, clocking the ninth quickest time to propel himself to 10th in the overall standings. Martin trails teammate Santolino Lorenzo by seven minutes, who currently sits in ninth position. Vanni Cominotto, the last of Sherco TVS’ four-strong rider line-up, finished 24th to move up to 26th in the overall order.
Meanwhile, Hero rider Santosh ended 25th quickest in stage 2 after stopping midway to assist his teammate Oriol Mena, whose RR 450 had developed an electrical problem. He is currently classified 21st in the combined timesheets, while Mena dropped from 11th to 19th due to the aforementioned incident.
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