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KTM rider Toby Price says the eight minutes he spent waiting for the medical helicopter to arrive at the scene of Paulo Goncalves’ fatal Dakar Rally crash were the “longest of my life".
Indian manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bagged a podium finish in the Merzouga Rally, with Oriol Menna finishing third after five days of rigorous cross-country rallying.
India’s CS Santosh secured a career-best 34th place result in the 2018 Dakar Rally, while teammate Oriol Mena allowed Hero to outclass Sherco TVS in the battle among the Indian manufacturers.
Hero’s CS Santosh consolidated his position in the penultimate stage of Dakar Rally, as Sherco TVS’ Joan Pedrero finished fifth to bring down the deficit to Oriol Mena.
India’s CS Santosh moved further up the order after putting on a gritty performance in the second marathon stage of Dakar Rally, while Hero teammate Oriol Mena broke inside the top-10.
Hero’s CS Santosh broke inside the top-40 in the overall classifications of Dakar Rally despite suffering a crash in the 10th stage on Tuesday.
CS Santosh continued to move up the order in the second Marathon stage of Dakar Rally, while Hero teammate Oriol Mena leapfrogged Sherco TVS rival Joan Pedrero in the standings
CS Santosh returned inside the top-50 in the overall classification of the Dakar Rally after finishing 39th in Saturday’s Stage 7.
Hero’s CS Santosh posted the 38th fastest time in the sixth stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally, notching up his best stage result since Sunday’s S2.
Hero’s CS Santosh consolidated his position in the fifth stage of the gruelling Dakar Rally, while fellow countryman Aravind KP retired with an unfortunate crash close to the finish.
Aravind KP dropped down the order in the fourth stage of Dakar Rally, while fellow countryman CS Santosh’s recovery from Monday’s low was slowed down by a crash.
Sherco TVS’ Aravind KP broke inside the top-30 in the third stage of Dakar Rally, while fellow countryman CS Santosh dropped down the order with a fuel cap issue.
CS Santosh remains the top Indian rider after the second stage of Dakar Rally, while Sherco TVS ecliped Hero MotoSports to take lead in the inter-team battle.
CS Santosh says the new Hero RR 450 bike is a “massive transition” from its predecessor, making him optimistic for his fourth Dakar outing next month.
Hero MotoSports Rally team has announced an expanded three-bike line-up for 2018 Dakar rally, with Spanish rider Oriol Mena joining incumbents CS Santosh and Joaquim Rodrigues.
Hero’s CS Santosh finished as the top Indian rider in the 2017 Merzouga Rally, but it was Sherco TVS that emerged as the lead Indian manufacturer after the final stage on Friday.
Hero MotoSports Rally Team's CS Santosh fought back in Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally, while TVS Sherco's Adrien Metge enjoyed the run getting himself inside the Top 60.