STEADY RUN FOR HERO MOTOSPORTS IN STAGE 3
Hero MotoSports Team Rally continued its steady run at the Andalucia Rally today with all three riders successfully completing the third stage.
Joaquim Rodrigues, who faced a technical snag in stage 2, came back strongly today and clocked an impressive time to finish the stage at 18th place. CS Santosh continued to ride with confidence and finished the stage at 20th place.
Despite losing some time due to a bike issue today, Sebastian Buhler soon regained the momentum to finish the stage at 24th place.
With only one more day left in the Rally, Hero MotoSports Team Rally is well placed in the overall rankings with Buhler at 18th, Santosh at 21st and JRod at 27th.
The last stage of the Rally will take the competitors for a total run of 220 kms including a relatively shorter 178 kms of Special Stage.
“It was a good day for me. I decided to ride in a calm manner and support my teammates. I helped Sebastian fix his bike and then followed him to the finish line. It has been a very useful race so far for the team with all the learnings and testing we have been able to do here.”
“Today’s stage was really fast and eventful. I felt good and better than the past two days. I had a little crash and deployed my Air-Bag for the first time. I can vouch that it is a very good introduction to the gear for enhancing rider safety. It has been a good rally so far with lots of learnings. Looking forward to one last stage here tomorrow.”
“Today’s stage was very fast as we had many open tracks to go full throttle. In the beginning, I had an issue with my bike but I managed to fix it with the help of Joaquim and got back to riding. I lost some time there, yet it was a good result as I managed to solve the problem and bring the bike to the finish line.”
PROVISIONAL STANDINGS - STAGE 3
|01||Joan Barreda Bort||Monster Energy Honda Team||01h 47m 28s|
|02||Matthias Walkner||RedBull KTM Factory Team||+03m 36s|
|03||Kevin Benavides||Monster Energy Honda Team||+03m 45s|
|18||Joaquim Rodrigues||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+11m 52s|
|20||CS Santosh||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+13m 40s|
|24||Sebastian Buhler||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+26m 24s|
OVERALL STANDINGS - STAGE 3
|01||Kevin Benavides||Monster Energy Honda Team||08h 15m 33s|
|02||Adrien Van Beveren||Monster Energy Honda Team||+06m 38s|
|03||Lorenzo Santolino||Team Sherco Rallye||+08m 40s|
|18||Sebastian Buhler||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+41m 34s|
|21||CS Santosh||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+01h 01m 15s|
|27||Joaquim Rodrigues||Hero MotoSports Team Rally||+24h 30m 08s|