TO DAKAR 2018
April 9, 2017 saw Joaquim Rodrigues blaze through the final leg of the India Baja Rally with a performance that ensured his first placed finish in the overall general classifications, marking Hero MotoSports' first International rally win.
This will be the second time the team will be entering this competition and being the defending champions, all eyes will be on Bangalore-based CS Santosh who will be representing the team this year with Hero 450RR.
India BAJA will be held from August 17-19 in the expansive Thar Desert of Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan. As part of the Dakar Challenge, the winner of India BAJA gets a free entry into Dakar 2018. True to its association, this rally promises to be extremely challenging and highly competitive as it returns for its third consecutive year of running.