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Indian manufacturer Hero MotoCorp bagged a podium finish in the Merzouga Rally, with Oriol Menna finishing third after five days of rigorous cross-country rallying.
Sherco TVS rider Aravind KP became only the second Indian to finish the Dakar Rally after crossing the finishing line at the end of stage 10 on Thursday.
Hero’s CS Santosh finished as the top Indian rider in the 2017 Merzouga Rally, but it was Sherco TVS that emerged as the lead Indian manufacturer after the final stage on Friday.
Sherco TVS’ Aravind KP was the star Indian performer in the fourth stage of Merzouga Rally, but compatriot and Hero rival CS Santosh remains the top rider from the subcontinent.
Sherco TVS' Juan Pedrero broke inside the top five in the second stage of Merzouga Rally on Monday, while Hero’s CS Santosh finished as the leading Indian rider in 15th.
Hero and Sherco TVS teams started the Merzouga Rally on a strong note, with both the Indian manufacturers having one rider inside the top 10 at the end of stage 1.