Sherco TVS and Hero MotoSports efficiently accomplished the 2020 Andalucia Rally, with the Indian contingent having fun with a fruitful return to rallying motion. Sherco TVS even bagged a podium finish, with Lorenzo Santolino ending 3rd total.
- Lorenzo Santolino completed 3rd for Sherco TVS
- CS Santosh completed 20th total
- Harith Noah secured 23rd place
Known for its huge rocky mountains, the Andalucia Rally noticed opponents sort out near 1,000Km of racing throughout 4 levels. With COVID-19 disrupting motorsport exercise all over the world for a number of months, the occasion was particularly essential for each groups as they put together for the upcoming 2021 Dakar Rally.
Sherco TVS Andalucia Rally outcomes
Santolino appeared to discover a good rhythm from the very starting and persistently remained the highest three at the tip of every day. He ended up finishing the rally in 3rd place, simply over 10 secs behind profitable rider, Kevin Benavides.
“Super happy to finish third here. Maybe the fact that I am Spanish and we were racing on Spanish soil was good for me but it is nevertheless important for my confidence going into the Dakar. The team has been working hard to develop the bike and it went really well here, so many thanks to them,” Santolino mentioned.
Harith Noah confronted a technical setback on the primary day, dropping him right down to 26th total. He did get well some misplaced floor because the rally progressed and completed in 23rd place.
Rui Goncalves did make some rookie errors in his first rally outing. He took residence a 21st place end result and extra crucially, loads of key learnings.
Hero MotoSports Andalucia Rally outcomes
Sebastian Buhler led the cost for Hero MotoSports together with his constant efficiency bagging him an 18th place end result.
CS Santosh bumped into some navigation hassle and misplaced a while as he stopped to assist his teammate Joaquim Rodrigues in Stage 2. But he continued to search out extra tempo and confidence with every passing stage and finally completed 20th total.
“We have efficiently completed our very first rally after the Dakar 2020. It was an extended wait. It was good to be again on the bike however extra importantly, it felt good to be again with my teammates. It was good to begin working once more in direction of our purpose of Dakar 2021. It has been a troublesome yr for us as a workforce and likewise for everybody else with the COVID-19 pandemic, so I believe this can be a very optimistic step to restart the racing actions,” he mentioned after the rally.
A damaged wire from a brand new check half lower brief Rodrigues’ Stage 2. But he was in a position to get well from the setback and finish 27th total.
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