Santosh, the best Indian bet in the Dakar Rally

JEDDAH: The starting lines were marked and the vehicles were occupied when the Dakar Rally It had a ceremonial start here on Saturday. The event starts from Sunday morning. The next 12 days will be a test for both man and machine as the rally has a new place on the outskirts of the desert country. There will be sand, sweat, blood and some broken bones as the drama unfolds in this grueling motorcycle and car racing masterpiece.

Playing most of Saudi Arabia, the presence of the two-time F-1 world racing champion Fernando Alonso In the automobile section and the performance of the Indian motorcyclists will be closely watched at home. Provide the Indian flavor will be the riders of Hero MotoCorp and Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team. Hero Moto-Corp boss Wolfgang Fischer is excited about his boys. They are really talented and this will be the time to prove their worth at the highest level of careers.

Speaking of his most experienced Indian pilot CS Santosh, Fischer believes he is in his best physical form after returning from an injury. He hopes that the team that has the best team effort in seventh place can do better this time. The problems are many as if it were a new course and navigation can be complicated. Since they also have to compete in a lot of sand, skill and endurance will be tested first.

Santosh, who has participated in six Dakar rallies, was very optimistic about his possibilities. I hope to finish the race and try to be there on the podium. In addition to Santosh, Hero introduces three other strong runners: Paulo Goncalves (Portugal), Joaquim Rodrigues (Portugal) and Sebastian Buhler (Germany). The confident quartet posed in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans gathered on Saturday in the beautiful surroundings of the Corniche area of ​​Jeddah, facing the majestic Red Sea.