Hero has been actively participating in Dakar Rally with its motorsports division “Hero MotoSports Team Rally”. And our Indian Rider CS Santosh is also a part of this team.

The team will get three great riders – CS Santosh, Portuguese rider Joaquim Rodrigues and Oriol Mena from Spain who was ‘Best Rookie of the Dakar 2018’. Hero MotoSports has been participating actively in the Dakar Rally. Last year it finished in the Top 10 and Top 15 in 2017. As we can see Hero MotoSports is improving every year we have high hopes this season too.

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Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team
Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team

Announcing the event Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp and Head of Hero MotoSports said, “We are enthusiastic and absolutely ready for Dakar 2019. Looking at this high-octane event, which is expected to be even tougher than last year, our focus remains on finishing the Rally. This year has been very good for the Team in terms of preparations and training as it has participated in events across the globe and delivered strong finishes. We aim to ride that momentum in the upcoming Dakar Rally in January.”

Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team
Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team

In the 41st edition, the 2019 Dakar Rally will see participants covering a distance 5.000 km around Peru, starting and finishing in Lima. It will run from January 6-17, 2019. There will be a total of 3,000 km of racing divided between 10 special stages, where 70% of the terrain will be covered in sand.

The bike of choice for these riders will be Hero 450RR Rally bike. With its ‘Road to Dakar’ initiative, Hero MotoSports Team Rally participated in many rallies across the globe.  The campaign started in April 2018 at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco followed by the Atacama Rally in Chile. After that, the team got a podium finish at the BAJA India Rally and last, Hero MotoSports ended 2018 with a Top-15 finish at the Peru Desafio Inca Rally in September.

Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team
Hero MotoSports Revealed Their 2019 Dakar Rally Team

Hero MotoSports also takes part in other various competitions. Like, BAJA India and Desert Storm in India, Merzouga and Olibiya Rallies in Morocco, Baja Spain and Atacama Rally in Chile. We are looking forward to Hero MotoSports to bring good results.

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