India’s sole agent Harith Noah hopes for a good start in Dakar

The Indian Harith Noah will compete in a third round at the Dakar 2022, as the toughest and longest off-road rally in the world with FIA and FIM will receive double world championship status and come together in five races for both four wheels. and bicycles.

After training overseas for over three months and improving his road book and sailing skills in France and Spain, the Kerala star, sponsored by TVS Factory Racing, is eager to bring the Dakar to a new time with a brand new Sherco 450 SEF Rally to be completed. with the help of the tuner of the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team, which also includes his engineer Prakasam.

“It’s agile and lighter and will help me with the super long race that starts with over 600 km, including the prologue connection on New Years Day,” he said from Jeddah.

The prologue lies in the middle of two transport sections, the 19 km long Special Section Sprint on dirt roads and small dunes gives riders the opportunity to test their bikes, and the top 15 in each category also have the option to choose their departure for the next Day.

Noah, a 28-year-old sports science graduate from Shoranur, Kerala, will pilot the Tricolor as an Indian privateer. “I had a calm and safe Christmas with my girlfriend, friends and family. I’m relaxed and ready for the prologue with a long liaison and torture. I’m in the same truck as my team-mate Rui. The goal is to finish the Dakar again, ”said Noah, who has Lorenzo Santolino and Rui Gonçalves as team-mates, in a statement.

Noah finished 20th overall last January, making it the fastest in Dakar from India. He hit 36th place at CS Santosh in 2015. His compatriot TVS KP Aravind from Bengaluru and private driver from Mumbai Ashish Raorane are the only other Indians who have participated in Dakar.

Noah, who made his debut in 2020, completed the coveted Dakar in the Experience class this year and broke the Indian record in January 2021 last year.

The 44th Dakar Rally begins with a prologue on Saturday and the 12 long stages end on January 14th. The day of rest in Riyadh is January 8th. Organized by the Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) this is the third edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia.

The specials start in Ha’il and end in Jeddah, lead through the canyons and cliffs of the Neom region, to the coast of the Red Sea, to the vast expanses of the dunes around Riyadh, with many other activities on the sand dunes in the empty neighborhood. The total distance of the route is over 7000 km. Only a few of the elites who have managed another qualifying join the world’s best at the premiere event in the world of off-road rallies.

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