TVS Racing to race in Dakar Rally

TVS Racing to race in Dakar Rally

TVS Racing in association with French manufacturer Sherco Motorcycles will compete in the 2015 Dakar Rally, scheduled from January 3 to 17 in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

The team will compete as Sherco TVS Rally Factory team, attempting to make an impact on one of the toughest rallies in the world, covering over a distance of 1000km.

At a press conference here on Friday, Arvind Pangaonkar, Head of TVS Racing, said the bikes used for the rally will be RTR 450 with more lightweight, competitive and equipped with highly reliable 4500cc engines.

“The bikes are manufactured by Sherco Motorcycles with additional upgrades to suit the rally,” he said.

Alain Dulcos and Fabien Planet, both from France, will don the colours of the team.
“It is an off road endurance race called as ‘rally raid’ with a very difficult terrain. There will be 168 participants and we are hoping to perform well,” said Pangaonkar.

The TVS team said they chose to collaborate with Sherco for their international experience and for their production of trial bikes, enduro and supermoto bikes.

TVS Racing is going into the Dakar Rally in good form after having won the Dakshin Dare, Raid De Himalaya, Monsoon Rally and the Indian National Rally this year.

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