Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2018: Indian teams excel after Stage 5

There is nothing like a very tough rally that pushes the limits of man and machine to the extreme. The Dakar Rally held in South America is one of them, the other being the Afriquia Merzouga Rally held in Morocco. T...

 Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2018: Juan Pedrero of Sherco TVS comes 3rd in 4th Stage

Kevin Benavides riding a Honda motorcycle won the 4th stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2018. In the evening of the stage, held on April 19, 2018 in Morocco in Africa, the Race Direction rectified the results fol...

Sherco TVS, Hero advance in Stage 3 of Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2018

Stage 3 of the 9th edition of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, touted to be the highlight stage of the Rally, saw the racers battle dunes of Rissani erg, Chebbi erg along with sand in the Fezou region and Ouzina erg bef...

Sherco TVS Pedrero finishes 8th after Stage 2 of Afriquia Merzouga Rally

Stage 2 of the 9th edition of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally saw the racers cover a distance of 175 km in the region of Erg Chhabbi. At the end of the stage, India’s Sherco TVS Factory Rally team’s Joan Pedrero stood ...

Indian teams perform well in Stage 1 of Merzouga Rally, 2018

Stage 1 of the 9th edition of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally began at Timbaktu hotel and saw the racers battle across two loops of 110.7 kilometers and 96.01 kilometers respectively. At the end of the stage, the overa...

Hero Motosports Team Rally ready for Merzouga Rally 2018

Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motorsport division of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., will begin its ‘Road to Dakar 2019’ campaign with the 2018 Merzouga Rally to be held in Morocco from April 15 to 20, 2018. This will be the ...

Lorenzo Santolino of Sherco TVS continues his strong performance

Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team’s Lorenzo Santolino continued his impressive form in the fourth stage of the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2018 topping the stage at P1. Leg 4, which was divided into two parts, including...

Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm closes Leg 3 in an exciting turn of events

The arid desert of Jaisalmer is proving to be relentless, with the participants battling it out in a cut-throat competition. The stages covering the majestic dunes of Asu Tar and Turkon ki Basti brought a whole new ...

CS Santosh hurt in accident during 3rd leg of Desert Storm 2018

Hero MotoSports Team Rally’s ace rider CS Santosh met with an accident on March 21, 2018 at Desert Storm 2018 and injured himself. Following his injury, as a precautionary measure, the Hero MotoSports Team Rally h...

They Dreamt, They Dared & They Lived It at Dakar

Let us not just hail the winners in each of the categories of the 40th edition of Dakar Rally in 2018, whether it is Matthias Walkner of Red Bull KTM Factory Team in the bike section, or Ignacio Casale of Casale Rac...

Sherco TVS rider Joan Pedrero finishes 8th, Oriol Mena of Hero MotorSports 9th

The eleventh stage of the Dakar 2018, from Belén to Fiambala, spanned across 485 kilometers with a ‘special’ of 280 kilometers. Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team’s Joan Pedrero finished the stage at 8th position and now...

Hero MotoSports’ Oriol Mena finishes 4th in Dakar Rally 2018

Both the two riders of Hero MotoSports Rally Team -- Oriol Mena and CS Santosh--and the sole rider of Sherco TVS Rally Factory Juan Pedrero Garcia have sailed past the 10th stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally being held...

Oriol Mena of Hero MotoSports ahead of Juan Pedrero Garcia of Sherco TVS

Now that a very tough Stage 8 is over, rookie Oriol Mena of Hero MotoSports came in a respectable 14th. He now has an overall standing of 18 after 8 stages. Across the cam, at TVS Sherco Rally Factory, their sole ri...

Sole Sherco TVS rider, 2 from Hero MotoSports clear Stage 7 of Dakar

The massive sand dunes of Peru are far behind and now the riders at the Dakar Rally 2018, with their recalibrated vehicles are experiencing a different terrain completely. After the much deserved rest day at La Paz,...

After six days, time to rest, eat and repair at Dakar

After six gruelling days of riding and driving through Peru’s vast sand dunes and having entered the beautiful landscape of Bolivia, the Dakar Rally 2018 is left with 110 bikes, 41 quads, 71 cars and SxS, and 30 tru...

Pedrero of Sherco TVS finishes stage 6 at 16th position in Dakar

With two of their fine riders retired hurt, the fate of Sherco TVS Rally team rests on one rider, Joan Pedrero. The sixth stage of Dakar 2018 saw the teams leave behind the treacherous deserts of Peru and scale the ...

With 2 riders, Hero Motosports Team Rally reaches half way mark in Dakar

Every time the Dakar Rally hits the Bolivian leg, there are always chances of the weather and climate playing the spoilsport. Staying true to that tradition, the first part of the 6th stage of the Dakar Rally from A...

5 stages over as heartburns, casualties & exits continue at Dakar Rally 2018

The 40th edition of the Dakar Rally continues to challenge man and machine as it progresses beyond the 5th stage to complete its 14 stages spread over 9000 km. This is the 10th Dakar to be held in South America . Th...

Aravind KP of Sherco TVS crashes out in Stage 5 of Dakar rally; Juan 15th

Aravind Prabhakar (KP) of Sherco TVS Rally Team crashed out of the gruelling Dakar Rally 2018. No official statement has been released by the company or the organisers but highly placed sources confirmed to Motown I...

Aravind is 33rd, Juan Pedero is 17th for Sherco TVS Rally Team after stage 4

After the 4th stage of the tough Dakar Rally 2018, riders representing Indian motorcycle companies have done relatively well with Juan Pedrero Garcia of Sherco TVS Rally factory coming in 17th overall. His teammate ...

Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders fight off a tough stage 4

The fourth stage of the Dakar Rally camped itself in San Juan De Marcona for one more day of dunes and navigation. It turned out to be a very tough stage for the competitors with hidden way points and difficult terr...

Indian biking teams improve overall standings after Stage 3 Dakar

For riders representing Indian teams, it was an eventful Stage 3 at the Dakar Rally 2018 with Oriol Mena of Hero MotoSports Team Rally coming in 12 during stage 3 and now standing 19 th overall after three stages. H...

Oriol Mena and CS Santosh complete day 2 of Dakar 2018

Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders CS Santosh and Oriol Mena both have regained momentum on the 2nd day of the Dakar Rally 2018 and are keeping it steady in Stage 2.

Joaquim Rodrigues of Hero wins India Baja 2017; Arvind of Sherco TVS is 2nd

Participating in his first rally on Indian soil, Hero MotoSports Team Rally’s Joaquim Rodrigues won the India Baja 2017. Popularly called JRod, he blazed through the second leg of the India Baja rally to finish in f...

Joaquim Rodrigues to ride for Hero Motosports in India Baja 2017

Close on the heels of its debut at the Dakar 2017, Hero MotoSports Team Rally, the motorsports team of Hero MotoCorp is gearing up for India Baja 2017 in April this year. This will be the Team’s second rally raid o...

Gaurav Gill, C S Santosh to pilot in inaugural Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas

The fastest Indian men on land, APRC Champion and India’s best Cross Country Rally Driver, Gaurav Gill, and India’s most accomplished supercross & rally-raid champion C S Santosh, are experimenting a sea change in t...

Suresh Rana leads Maruti Suzuki Desert rally on Day 1

The first leg of the 15th edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm culminated at Bikaner on January 30, 2017 as the participants covered a total distance of around 250km traversing through the sandy dunes in the scorch...

Post Merzouga Rally experience, CS Santosh heads for Europe training

India’s ace rally rider CS Santosh who was placed 16th place in the Merzouga Rally in Morocco (Africa), which forms part of the Dakar Series, will now be spending the next three months in Europe to train for the nex...

Benavides wins Merzouga Rally;  Mission accomplished for Hero MotoSports

Finally after several days of gruelling ride across the Moroccan desert, the Afriquia Merzouga Rally saw Kevin Benavides (Honda) winning the rally followed by Stefan Svitko (KTM), second and Adrien Van Beveren (Yama...

Merzouga Rally 2016 - Stage 4- Hero team still in contention

After having spent a night in the High Atlas, the competitors took an early start for the 4th stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally in Morocco. This was the fastest one of this rally on off road tracks crossing all k...

Desert storm disrupts stage three of Afriquia  Merzouga Rally

As temperatures in the desert climbed to 40 degrees celsius and more on Wednesday May 25, 2016, a desert storm made things complicated for the competitors of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally in Morocco. Originally the fo...

Rodrigues, Santosh battle it out in Morroccon desert

Stage two of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally on May 24, 2016 saw the two riders of Hero MotoSports Team Rally perform well in the heat of the Moroccon desert. Joaquim Rodrigues consolidated his position in the overall ...

Rodrigues in top ten for Hero MotoSports

Rally rookie "J-Rod" Rodrigues delivered a steady stage, finishing the day in tenth position for Hero MotoSports in Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2016, Stage 1. CS Santosh, his teammate, finished 17th. The Afriquia Merzou...

Hero MotoSports Team Rally in Top 15 in Prologue

On Sunday (May 23, 2016) evening it was heartening to see among the sea of KTM, Yamaha, Honda and Husqvarna motorcycles, two participants from Hero Motorsports Team Rally making their debut in one of the toughest ra...

Afriquia Merzouga Rally is back in game; Hero MotoCorp makes debut

First the scrutineering, then kicking off the proceedings is a prologue on Sunday (May 22, 2016) evening … the Afriquia Merzouga Rally is back in the game. The Afriquia Merzouga Rally has been revamped, renamed and ...

Hero MotoCorp enters rallying with Speedbrain of Germany

Leading Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL) has formed a strategic partnership with Speedbrain GmbH, the German off-road racing specialist. The newly formed ‘Hero MotoSports Team Rally’ will mak...

Suresh Rana , C S Santosh win Xtreme  car and Moto category respectively

The 14th edition of Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally ended in the Blue City of Jodhpur with Team Maruti Suresh Rana and his navigator Ashwin Naik garnering the first position followed by Amanpreet Ahluwalia and Vire...

Suzuki dominates at Baja with Santosh bagging first in the Moto category

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) kicked off the year’s off-road action on a high note, taking top spot in the Moto and third overall on the Quad at the inaugural India Baja 2016. Baja is one of the mo...

CS Santosh gears himself for another edition of Dakar Rally

When it comes to tough off-road rallies like the Dakar Rally, once is not enough. Indian off-road racing phenomenon CS Santosh will be participating in the 2016 edition of the Dakar Rally to be held in Argentina-Bol...

MRF MoGrip-FMSCI event to begin on May 18

The 10th edition of the MRF MoGrip-FMSCI National Supercross championship has attracted almost 100 entries for each of the six rounds to be staged across the country, according to a statement from FMSCI. The first r...




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