Hero Motorsports Team Rally finishes 12th and 47th at 2017 Dakar Rally

38th edition of Dakar Rally was organized in South America which saw the participation of Indian motorcycle company Hero MotoCorp’s motorsport division named Hero Motorsports Team Rally.

Hero MotoCorp is congratulating its riders Joaquim Rodrigues, Chunchunguppe Shivashankar Santosh and the Hero Motorsports Team Rally for conquering one of the toughest race on earth – the Dakar 2017. They have really put in their blood, sweat and tears for raising the Indian Tricolor high up on the global Rally Raid arena.

143 riders participated in the event covering 8,782 km of distance which includes only gravel, dirt and sand. At the end, 97 riders completed the rally.

Rankings for Bike General Stage –

  • 1st Position | Number – 14 | Name – Sam Sunderland from Great Britain | Mark – KTM | Time – 32:06:22 | Variation – | Penalty –
  • 2nd Position | Number – 16 | Name – Matthias Walkner from Austria | Mark – KTM | Time – 32:38:22 | Variation – 00:32:00 | Penalty – 00:05:00
  • 3rd Position | Number – 8 | Name – Gerard Farrés Guell from Spain | Mark – KTM | Time – 32:42:02 | Variation – 00:35:40 | Penalty –
  • 12th Position | Number – 27 | Name – Joaquim Rodrigues from Portugal | Mark – Hero Speedbrain | Time – 34:30:46 | Variation – 02:24:24 | Penalty –
  • 47th Position | Number – 42 | Name – Chunchunguppe Shivashankar from India | Mark – Hero Speedbrain | Time – 42:01:16 | Variation – 09:54:54 | Penalty – 01:20:00
  • 96th Last Position | Number – 166 | Name – Nogales Copa from Bolivia | Mark – KTM | Time – 65:24:05 | Variation – 33:17:43 | Penalty – 03:24:00

Hero office address: Hero MotoCorp Ltd., 34, Community Centre, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057, India | CIN: L35911DL1984PLC017354 | Call: 1800-266-0018 | heromotocorp.com

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