Merzouga 2019

Hero MotoSports prepare for yet another action-filled rally season

Yet another season filled with gruelling action and moments of grit awaits as our Heroes prepare to take on the 10th edition of the Merzouga Rally, a part of the Dakar Challenge Series. Scheduled to take place from 31st March to 5th April right in the midst of Moroccan deserts near Erfoud.

For Hero MotoSports, riders Joaquim Rodrigues and Oriol Mena will be racing the limits in their Hero 450RR bike, both coming off a successful Dakar 2019 campaign. Mena delivered another stellar performance to finish 9th, while comeback man Joaquim Rodrigues finished in Top 20 with 17th position.

“firsts and bests” for Hero MotoSports Team Rally as Merzouga Rally ends

With a 3rd place finish, Oriol Mena bagged his first ever podium in rally sport since his debut, just over a year back in 2017. For Hero MotoSports Team Rally, it was a perfect start of the season as they claimed their first podium of the season. Joaquim Rodrigues, was not too far behind in his podium chances as he finished just shy of a spot inside the top 3, at 4th position, his best performance till date in the rally sport.

A tricky stage 4 negotiated well by the Hero MotoSports Team Rally

Oriol Mena finished the stage in 6th position, while JRod closed the stage in 11th position. With just one more stage to go, Oriol Mena retains his place in the top 3 with a 3rd place while JRod stands at 4th place in the provisional overall rankings. They lost some time initially in trying to find the right way into the stage but managed to get on to the right path with each other’s help.

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