Sherco TVS All Set for Dakar 2018 – World’s Toughest Rally; Will Race on RTR 450

Sherco TVS Dakar 2018 team is ready… We share the details…

As teased earlier, at an event today, TVS has announced their Rally team riders who will participate in the toughest motorcycle rally of the world – Dakar 2018!

Sherco TVS Dakar 2018 Team Riders

TVS-Sherco will go with a three-rider squad in its fourth Dakar rally, which includes..

  • Joan Pedrero from Spain
  • Adrien Metge from France
  • Aravind KP from India

Joan, with an experience of rallying 9 times at Dakar, will lead the team. It will be Adrien’s third Dakar rally and Aravind will race for the second time at the adventure rally.

About Dakar 2018 Rally

In its 40th iteration, Dakar 2018 will be held from 6th to 20th January 2018 and will cover three countries – Lima (commencement), Peru, and Argentina (culmination) – and a total distance of 9000 gruesome kilometres.

TVS Dakar 2018
RTR 450 – The motorcycle which will be used by the team…

Sherco TVS Team – Quick Pointers

  • Sherco and TVS formed the team in 2015. Sherco is the third off-road player in Europe after KTM and Husqvarna.
  • With this TVS became the first Indian manufacturer to participate in Dakar Rally.
  • Their best finish in 2015 was 25th position by Duclos and in 2016 Vayssade finished 27th.
  • Indian rider Aravind participated for the first time in 2017 ie last year. This year, the team had a best finish of 13th position by Joan Pedrero.

TVS Sherco has participated in 4 international rally-raids this year (Baja Aragon, PanAfrica Rally, Merzouga Rally and 2017 OiLibya Rally of Morocco) with strong results in all of them and are aiming for a top 10 finish this time at Dakar 2018. They will be racing on their RTR 450 badged off-road motorcycles.

Vinay Harne, President of New Product Development at TVS, said that the partnership with Sherco and the rally racing experience has been rewarding for them. And TVS’ racing pedigree can be clearly seen on their Apaches which are known for their nimble handling. We expect the upcoming Apache 310 to take the traits a notch higher.

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With this we wish team TVS Racing all the very best at Dakar 2018…