Hero Motosports Team Rally bags another podium

Sports Reporter
Wednesday, 22 August 2018

After an impressive first leg, the Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider CS Santosh grabbed the second position at the India Baja 2018 - the only ‘Dakar Challenge’ rally in the country.

Pune: After an impressive first leg, the Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider CS Santosh grabbed the second position at the India Baja 2018 - the only ‘Dakar Challenge’ rally in the country.

The final leg of the rally resumed action in the Golden City of Jaisalmer where CS Santosh arrived at the finish ramp at MajidkiBasti, thereby maintaining the team’s hundred percent finish record at the India Baja.

After completing the 274-km run across Jaisalmer, it was time to mark yet another milestone finish for the factory rally team. The closing stage of the rally went rather smooth compared to the fast-paced first day as the competitors had to tackle a hard pack terrain due to heavy rain the previous night. 

A total of about 208 kilometres were run, divided into three special stages in the desert of Sam. The team is now gearing up for the upcoming INCA Rally in Peru where CS Santosh will lead the charge and will carry forward the team’s ‘Road to Dakar 2019’ campaign. India Baja 2018 marked another good outing for everyone with a lot of positives to take from.

Overall Stage Classifications:
1. Santolino Lorenzo (TVS Racing) 03:38:46; 2. CS Santosh (Hero MotoSports) +24m 32s; 3. Abdul Tanveer (TVS Racing)  +39m 24s; 4. Harith Noah (TVS Racing) +54m 21s; 5.AshishRaorane (Privateer) +1hr 58m 23s. 

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