Sam Sunderland bagged the maiden victory for GasGas within the 2022 Dakar Rally, whereas each riders of Hero MotoSports activities Team Rally completed within the high 20.
The 2022 Dakar Rally concluded just lately with Sam Sunderland bagging the maiden victory for GasGas within the Moto class. Meanwhile, Nasser Al-Attiyah emerged because the winner within the four-wheeler class bringing down the curtains on one of many hardest rallies on the planet. The 2022 Dakar noticed a selection of various terrain comprising dunes, slush, muck and extra. Storms and torrential rainfall made issues much more difficult for the individuals over the two-week interval.
In the Moto class, Sam Sunderland noticed a late transfer into the lead that finally gained him the rally. The a number of phases completely different winners throughout the 2 weeks however Sunderland managed to take lead within the penultimate stage and went on to carry on to the place crossing the chequered flag 3m27s over Honda rider Pablo Quintanilla. Coming in third was KTM rider Matthias Walkner. Sunderland’s victory not solely means an enormous deal for GasGas but additionally for the KTM Group at giant because it managed to interrupt Honda’s success streak after two consecutive victories.
Being the one Indian group at Dakar this 12 months, Hero MotoSports activities Team Rally noticed each of its riders end safely and within the high 20. Joaquim Rodrigues led the rally for Hero and in addition gained Stage 3, the first-ever for an Indian group whereas occurring to take a podium in Stage 11. The rider had a superb run and completed 14th general. His teammate Aaron Mare was no completely different. A final-minute addition to the group, Mare was supremely constant along with his efficiency and managed to complete sixteenth general regardless of a couple of hiccups.
The solely Indian rider at Dakar 2022, Harith Noah accomplished the rally within the Dakar Experience class after a crash pressured him to retire in Stage 10. The rider completed Stage 11 in 18th place and the ultimate stage in twenty third place, having been doing persistently effectively within the earlier phases. Noah now wants some well-deserved relaxation to get better from his crash.