Hero And TVS Gear Up For 2018 Merzouga Rally

April 17 2018

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Hero Motosports will field two riders, while TVS will get four riders to the 2018 Merzouga Rally in Morocco

Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team and Hero MotoSports Team Rally have announced their teams for the upcoming  Merzouga Rally this year. Hero is set to field the tried and tested pair  of CS Santosh and Oriol Mena. TVS, on the other hand, will be without  Adrien Metge, who managed a respectable finish last year. Their squad  will consist of Joan Pedrero, Lorenzo Santilino, Martin Duplessis and  Vanni Cominotto.

This will be the second time TVS will be  competing in the Merzouga Rally. In their first appearance last year,  the team was able to clinch 4th and 11th places with Pedrero and Adrien  Metge while TVS' Indian riders, Aravind KP and Wahid Abdul Tanveer  finished 21st and 27th respectively. Hero riders CS Santosh and Oriol  Mena, on the other hand, finished 17th and 12th, respectively, last  year.

Speaking on his preparations and  expectations from the 2018 edition of the rally, CS Santosh said,  "Merzouga has always been a happy hunting ground for me. Being the first  international race of the year it is also an important first step in  our preparations for the Dakar 2019. Really looking forward to a good  practice race. Also having our mate JRod with us is going to be nice."

B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing,  said, “It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of the ninth edition of  the Merzouga Rally. This rally is a good training ground for Dakar  riders as it tests the limits of man and machine under challenging  circumstances. Takeaways from such rally events are huge as it results  in improving the teams’ technical capability and in the development of  robust motorcycles. Merzouga Rally will offer a virtuous platform to  evaluate the physical and technical strengths of the team and provides  direction for our preparedness for the upcoming races. ”

The Merzouga Rally is an annual event  that takes place in Morocco and serves as a platform to prepare for the  Dakar Rally. The rally will kickoff with a short prologue on April 15  and will be followed by the five-stage rally itself, including two days  of marathon stages. Throughout the course, the riders will be pitted  against challenging terrains including the Atlas mountains and the  Sahara desert.

Source Name : www.zigwheels.com

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