CS Santosh commented:
"The Merzouga is in the books. It was a very hard week, the navigation was
tough, the dunes were tough, so were the rocks and the heat. I´m happy to be
here at the finish. I learnt a lot of things that will help me build towards
the Dakar. Really glad to be safe and sound and to be involved in this exciting
project with such great people."
accomplished," said the team´s Managing Director Wolfgang Fischer. "A
new era has started for our team. It´s great both riders made it to the finish.
We are very happy to have come here with the recently formed Hero MotoSports
Team Rally.... Thanks to everyone involved and best regards to India,” he said.
Final standings after 5 stages
1. Kevin Benavides, ARG, Honda
2. Stefan Svitko, SVK, KTM
3. Adrien van Beveren, FRA,
4. Gerard Farres Guell, SPA,
5. Helder Rodrigues, POR,
9. Joaquim Rodrigues, POR,
16. CS Santosh, IND, Hero