Morocco Rally: Sherco TVS' Tanveer scores podium in Enduro
Indian cross-country rally rider Abdul Wahid Tanveer put on an impressive performance in the Rally of Morocco, finishing second in the Enduro category for Sherco TVS.
Tanveer, a two-time Raid de Himalaya winner, started the cross-country rally by topping the Prologue stage and continued his fine form thereafter, ending up second in the final order.
He also set the fastest time in Wednesday’s Stage 5 which brought the rally to a close.
“I am thrilled to finish my debut Rally of Morocco in the second position,” he said. “The Rally was quite difficult and I have learnt a lot of navigational tricks in the stages.
“This win was very crucial for me and my team and I am glad that I could make my team proud. I would like to thank my technical team for keeping my bike at its best, my fellow racers for being such a support and Sherco TVS team for believing in me and giving me such a great learning platform.”
Sherco TVS’ other riders had a comparatively difficult time in the primary Moto category, where they were hit by a raft of issues.
Hence, despite finishing 10th and 11th respectively in the final stage, Lorenzo Santolino and Adrien Metge were classified only 31st and 29th in the final order.
Harith Noah, a supercross graduate hailing from India, had a relatively easier run in his maiden international appearances as he beat both his foreign teammates to finish 27th in the Moto category.
“I am happy that all our racers could finish the Rally despite the route being quite challenging and intense,” David Casteu, Team Manager, Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team said.
“Tanveer has made us proud, he has shown tremendous strength and great performance in the last five days; keeping his bike in its best form.
“Adrien and Lorenzo had a good start but slipped down on a couple of points in the later stages, I am glad that they are putting good use of their learning’s on the track.
“For Harith it was a great learning experience and I am so glad that he could finish his first International Rally. I want to truly thank my technical team and all my racers for making it a success.”
Abdul Wahid Tanveer, Sherco TVS
Photo by: TVS Racing
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