Hero MotoSports Team Rally,
the motor-sport division of two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
(HMCL), has showed a glimpse of their off-roading prowess at the Hero Centre of
Innovation and Technology (CIT), Jaipur. Marking their first visit to the
country, since the formation of the division in May 2016, the entire team
exuded confidence ahead of the grueling Oilibya Rally in Morocco, the final stepping-stone
before Dakar 2017.
The team riders including CS
Santosh, India’s most accomplished off-road rider and Joaquim Rodrigues,
highly-experienced and versatile rider from Portugal, showcased the man and
machine capabilities of the Team, on a specially designed off-road track.
Designed under the supervision of French and German engineers, the track
provided exciting obstacles for the riders on their upgraded Speedbrain 450
In May 2016, Hero MotoCorp
forayed into the world of motorcycle rally racing by entering into a strategic
partnership with Speedbrain GmbH, the German off-road racing specialist to
form Hero MotoCorp Team Rally. In
addition to participating in international rallies across the globe, the team
will also assist in development and testing of new Hero vehicles concepts,
using the data collected from the races.
The team is being headed by
Mr. Wolfgang Fischer, Managing Director, Speedbrain and is working under the
direct supervision of Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer (CTO),
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