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...

Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team announces 4-rider squad for Merzouga Rally

Sherco TVS Factory Rally team has announced a 4-rider squad for Merzouga Rally, 2018. The squad includes Joan Pedrero and Lorenzo Santilino from Spain, Martin Duplessis from Argentina and Vanni Cominotto from Italy....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Dakar debutant Oriol Mena in top 20 for Hero MotoSports Team Rally

With the third stage of the Dakar Rally moving from Pisco to a very windy and dusty San Juan De Marcona, Spanish debutant rider Oriol Mena of Hero MotoSports Team Rally overcame tough navigation to clock-in a fast t...

Peugeot takes back control on Stage 2

After a short appetiser on Saturday, the competitors faced the full might of the dunes of Ica near Pisco on Sunday January 7, 2018. The second stage in Peru was 90% off the track. The 267 km challenge required some ...

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  crashes out; Mixed fortunes for Hero MotoSports Team Rally

The most gruelling race on the planet, the Dakar Rally, flagged off its 40th edition in Lima, the capital city of Peru on January 6, 2018. This edition of Dakar Rally marks the 2nd year of participation for India’s ...

Hero MotoSports showcases new RR 450 Rally bike

Hero MotoSports Team Rally showcased their new RR 450 rally bike for the first time in the country. The motorsport division of Hero also announced its team for the Dakar Rally 2018 which will comprise of Joaquim Rod...

Rohith Mahalikudi wins a Red Bull trip to watch Dakar Rally in Peru

Narsee Monjee, Vile Parle in Mumbai witnessed the national finals of the inaugural edition of Red Bull Desert Wings University Challenge, a thrilling competition for students who are motorsport enthusiasts. At this...

KTM Rally Factory Racing Team set sights on Dakar 2018

The Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing team is entering the final stages of their preparations ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally – the 40th edition of the event, which will be staged from January 6 to 20, 2018 in Peru, B...

Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team announces squad for Dakar 2018

The Sherco TVS Factory Rally team announced its three-rider squad for Dakar 2018. The squad comprises of Joan Pedrero of Spain, Adrien Metge of France and Aravind KP from India. Of the three riders, 39-year-old Joan...

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...

2nd edition of India Baja from April 7-9, 2017 in Jaisalmer

The second edition of the India Baja—an international motorsports event promoted by Northern Motorsports India—will be held from April 7-9, 2017, in the Golden City of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The event this year will ...

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...

Sunderland wins first Dakar as KTM, Peugeot rule Dakar 2017 rally

Sam Sunderland of KTM took his first Dakar win in Buenos Aires after two failed attempts in previous years, ensuring the trophy stays with the official KTM team. Stéphane Peterhansel defended his crown at the wheel ...

Barreda, Loeb win Stage 11 Rally Dakar 2017

Joan Barreda of Monster Energy Honda Team picked up his 4th stage victory but will not be able to prevent Sam Sunderland of KTM from winning his first title on the Dakar by the end of Saturday January 14, 2017.

Collision for Peterhansel, exhaustion for Svitko in Stage 10 Rally Dakar 2017

Racing resumed on Thursday January 12, 2017 at Dakar Rally 2017 with a 449-kilometre stage from Chilecito to San Juan in Argentina.

Barreda, Loeb win stage 8 Rally Dakar 2017; Stage 9 cancelled

Winners of stage 8 Rally Dakar 2017 included Joan Barreda of Monster Energy Honda Team (bike category), Sebastien Loeb of Peugeot (car cateogry), Ignacio Casale of Yamaha (Quad category) and Martin van den Brink of ...

Brabec of Honda, Peterhansel of Peugeot win Stage 7 Rally Dakar 2017

The Rally Dakar 2017 Stage 7 left La Paz (Bolivia), the highest capital city in the world and headed towards another world renowned venue, the Salar d’Uyuni salt flats. On the road to Uyuni, Ricky Brabec of Monster...

Stage 6 cancelled; Sunderland, Loeb dominate Stage 5 of Rally Dakar 2017

Stage 5 of Rally Dakar 2017 saw its share of terrible weather, miscalculations and surprises as KTM Factory Team rider Sam Sunderland (bike category) and Peugeot driver Sébastien Loeb (car category) won the race.

Stage 4 Dakar Rally 2017:Al-Attiyah, Price, Sainz out of contention

In stage 4 of Rally Dakar 2017, defending motorbike champion Toby Price, KTM’s 2016 winner, exited the race after he broke his femur in a fall.

Joan "Bang Bang" Barreda wins Stage 3 of Rally Dakar 2017-01-05

Joan "Bang Bang" Barreda, one of the youngest and most promising motorcycle athletes to fill the Dakar Rally, left rivals far in the distance to conquer stage 3 and take overall lead in the Rally Dakar 2017.

Rally Dakar 2017 sees Toby Price and Sebastien Loeb wining 2nd stage

Australian Toby Price won the second stage of the Rally Dakar 2017 in the motorcycle category with a lead of more than 3 minutes over his team-mate Matthias Walkner and almost four minutes over Paulo Goncalves. Xavi...

Day 1 Dakar Rally 2017: Nasser Al Attiyah gets Toyota its 5th stage victory

Nasser Al Attiyah offered Toyota its 5th stage victory in the history of the Dakar and the third since the arrival of the Hiluxes after the special win in 2013 by Giniel de Villiers and another in 2015 by Yazeed Al ...

Dakar Rally 2017: All set for a 9000km gruelling race

For the first time in its history, the world’s toughest off road racing championship Dakar is visiting Paraguay and is all set to launch its 2017 edition from its capital Asuncion for a sole and single stage with a ...

Important participants for Dakar Rally 2017

Edition 39 of the Dakar (2 – 14 January 2017) will be contested in three countries. A lot of important participants will grace this event.

TVS Racing names Aravind KP to be a part of Dakar Rally 2017

TVS Racing announced that its champion rider Aravind KP will be competing for the ‘Sherco-TVS Rally Factory’ team at Dakar Rally 2017. Aravind has been a part of the TVS Racing team for the past ten years and this w...

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...

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...

Iveco driver Gerard de Rooy wins 2016 Dakar Rally

Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial, conquered the top of the podium at Dakar 2016, the world's longest and most competitive off-road rally. This edition saw trucks, cars, quads and motorcycles race across 9,000 kilome...

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...

Mitsubishi world rally champion takes Pune-ites on Pajero Sport ride

Mitsubishi world rally champion Hiroshi Masuoka enthralled Puneites for three days with daredevil driving of his favourite Pajero Sport. For those who had the opportunity to be in the powerful SUV with Masuoka behin...

MINI celebrates 4th consecutive overall win at 2015 Dakar Rally

The MINI brand has reasons to celebrate big time, It has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometres spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, MINI won the world’s toughest ra...

C S Santosh becomes first ever Indian in the Dakar Rally

The prestigious and tough Dakar Rally 2015 from January 3 to January 17, 2015 will, for the first time see an Indian participating. Daredevil, adrenaline junkie, star sportsman – words fall short while describing In...

Peugeot hoping to write new chapter in Dakar rally

French car maker Peugeot, which once had a presence in India through the Premier group, is competing in the 2015 Dakar Rally hoping to write a new chapter in a remarkable history at the event. Peugeot had entered th...

Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team for Dakar 2015

Chennai based TVS Motor Company is now getting aggressive on the motorsport front. TVS Racing, the racing division of TVS Motor Company and Sherco Motorcycles, a French motorcycle manufacturer, specialising in off-r...

Pros, amateurs zip off on a Himalayan rhapsody

Sohail Khan, Bollywood actor and brother of superstar Salman Khan, is among the 236 competitors who took off from Shimla in the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya, one of the top ten toughest motorsport events of t...

Volkswagen plans long-term involvement in WRC.

The Board of Directors of German automobile major Volkswagen has decided on a long-term involvement in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The board has given its affirmation for continuing with its commitment t...




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