Merzouga (Morocco), Sep 27 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally on Friday emerged victorious at the Pan Africa Rally here. This is the team’s first Rally win for the season.
Team Rider Joaquim Rodrigues was crowned the winner, as he achieved victory for the team after a consistent run throughout the six days and 1500 kms of the rally.
This is his second international victory with Hero MotoSports, the first one being BAJA India in 2017.
His teammate, the only other rider for the team in this Rally, C.S. Santosh also had a memorable rally as he achieved his personal best and the best ever result by an Indian in a rally outside India.
His fifth place finish was the outcome of some really gritty and consistent performances across all the five stages of the rally. This result will provide a boost to his confidence and preparations for Rally Du Maroc and the Dakar 2020.