Hero MotoSports’ Sebastian Buhler completed the rally in 18th place, adopted by CS Santosh at 20th, whereas Joaquim Rodrigues recovered to take 27th general within the Andalucia Rally, the workforce’s first worldwide outing this 12 months.
CS Santosh completed 20th general, simply 2 positions behind teammate Sebastian Buhler
The 2020 Andalucia Rally concluded with the fourth and ultimate stage witnessing all of the Hero riders making it residence. The final stage was a comparatively shorter one and noticed Sebastian Buhler end as excessive as 12th, whereas Joaquim Rodrigues improved his time to take 20th place. India’s CS Santosh completed the stage at 23rd, in what was the workforce’s first marketing campaign of the season. Set over a course of 4 phases, the Andalucia Rally noticed rivals full almost 1000 km of racing and acquire priceless expertise.
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Sebastian Buhler was the quickest of the Hero riders and confirmed robust efficiency, shifting as much as 18th general, whereas Joaquim Rodrigues was at his dominant finest and completed as excessive as 27th within the general standings. The rider had restarted the race proper from the again in Stage Three after not having the ability to full Stage 2 because of a technical snag. Lastly, CS Santosh rode with confidence to complete 20th general.
Sebastian Buhler, Rider, Hero MotoSports mentioned, “Today was a very dangerous stage because of a lot of dust and no wind, making the visibility very poor for the riders. This rally was good for me and the team as well. We really enjoyed racing again as a team and coming back from a difficult experience at the Dakar earlier this year. I want to thank the team and all our fans for their support.”
Joaquim Rodrigues, Rider, Hero MotoSports mentioned, “Last day wasn’t a fun day of riding for me. I started at the end and all the dust from riders ahead of me made visibility very poor. So, I decided to ease up and focused on bringing the bike back to the finish line. It felt good to be racing again after the difficult year we have had. I have been doing a lot of work on bike development with the team and it was good to be able to test everything out here in real-world conditions. I think we will be in good shape for the Dakar next year. I want to thank my team and everyone else for their help and support. I will see you soon at the Dakar.”
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CS Santosh, Rider, Hero MotoSports mentioned, “We have successfully finished our very first rally after the Dakar 2020. It was a long wait. It was good to be back on the bike but more importantly, it felt good to be back with my teammates. It was nice to start working again towards our goal of Dakar 2021. It has been a difficult year for us as a team and also for everyone else with the COVID-19 pandemic, so I think this is a very positive step to restart the racing activities. I want to thank everyone for backing us with their support. We are very excited to go to Dakar 2021 with a lot of energy.”
Stage four of the 2020 Andalucia Rally noticed RedBull KTM Factory Team’s Daniel Sanders on prime, adopted by teammate Toby Price. James Mccaney of Monster Energy Yamaha completed third. Overall, Kevin Benavides has been topped the winner of the Andalucia rally with Adrien Van Beveren of Monster Energy Yamaha taking second and Sherco Rallye rider Lorenzo Santolino ending third.
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Speaking on the workforce’s efficiency, Wolfgang Fischer, Team Manager and Head of Hero MotoSports Team Rally, mentioned, “It was a very difficult comeback for the team after the loss of our friend and rider Paulo at Dakar 2020. We had our doubts as we planned to eventually come back to racing. Now, I am very happy to see the strength and character that everyone has shown to get things going again. Being here together was a great motivation for the team and it was also heartening to see them exhibit Paulo’s philosophy of all-for-one and one-for-all by supporting each other. We will put all this positive energy and momentum in getting ourselves ready for the Dakar 2021 in Saudi Arabia.”
The Andalucia Rally was not solely the workforce’s first outing because the lockdown but in addition the primary because the demise of their workforce member and rider Paulo Goncalves within the 2020 Dakar Rally. The workforce is now gearing as much as present its capabilities at Dakar in January 2021 in Saudi Arabia.