Who we are
Driven by passion and the spirit of adventure, Hero MotoSports is a cross functional team of experts who live and breathe racing. Headquartered at the Global Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) - the home of Hero MotoSports, the Team is operating under the direct supervision of Mr. Vikram Kasbekar, Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Hero MotoCorp and working in close collaboration with Hero Tech Centre Germany (HTCG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., to strengthen the "Hero" brand further by participating in national and international rally races.
Founded in 2016, Hero MotoSports Team Rally is solely focussed on the "Rally Raid" category of motor sports. In a short span of just under 5 years, the team has witnessed a meteoric rise owing to their really strong and gritty performances, to quickly to become a force to reckon with in the international rally sport. It also enjoys the proud distinction of the only Indian Team to have participated in 5 Dakar Rallies and finished 4 of them with impressive results.
The team is headed by Wolfgang "Waffi" Fischer, who is the Head of Hero MotoSports and is also the Team Manager of Hero MotoSports Team Rally.
Motorsport is a a natural progression for us as it will allow us to bring value-added products with top-of-the-line technology for the millions of our customers. This initiative is also reflective of our consistent support to sports and sportspersons.
– Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero Motorcorp Ltd.
WHY HERO MOTOSPORTS
To test our products in the toughest terrains and races in the world.
Hero products are known for their robustness, reliability and quality. Rally Sport will allow us to bring more value-added products for our millions of customers with top-of-the-line technology that has been put to test in some of the most extreme conditions on earth – be it the weather, the terrains or the competitors.
To put India on International Rally circuit.
MotoSports is not just another sport for us but something much more elemental to our existence, both as a manufacturer and as a fervent supporter of sports. MotoSports as a sporting discipline exhibits many synergies with the Hero brand – Sportiness, Spirit of Freedom and Adventure, Reliability, Innovation and Technology to name a few, making it a perfectly fitting sport for the Brand Hero to venture into.
Driven by passion and spearheaded by a team of world class experts, this initiative reflects our efforts towards making India a prominent entity in the world of motorsports. We strongly believe that with the right support and focus, India can be developed into a MotoSports' powerhouse.
Create a global appeal for the Hero Brand.
In perfect synergy with the vision and mission of Hero MotoCorp, Hero MotoSports will support in driving company's brand building efforts across global markets, to become a global powerhouse of motorcycle manufacturing.