Aravind out of Dakar

Aravind out of Dakar

It was a tough couple of days for both Hero MotoSports Team Rally's riders, but Oriol Mena came through to take his best stage finish of the Dakar yet.

The curse of the weather hit the Bolivian leg of the Dakar rally even before it began here on Thursday. With this pace, the Sherco TVS Factory Rally team's lead racer has jumped up to 15th position in the overall rankings.

Rotten luck has struck Sherco TVS Factory Rally team's Indian rider Aravind KP again. Despite the misfortune, the other two riders kept their focus, riding well in a generally unconventional stage, relying on their navigation expertise to guide them through. This handed over a 40-minute rally lead to Chilean rider Ignacio Casale. The 764km long stage featured a 268km "special" where the riders had to ride through a hard terrain of sand and dust. I am going to attack as much as possible and make up some places. Barreda is now in the fourth position overall but, he is still on the hunt for the Dakar 2018 podium. The sand was really soft and some of the dunes were really massive.

"It was probably one of the toughest stage of the Dakar 2018 and new experience for me". After having been 33rd in the overall standings after the first four stages, his unfortunate injury saw him drop out of the classification. Aravind was in promising 44th position after the fourth stage of the world's toughest rally raid.

More news: Trump gives warning and prediction about his upcoming physical, Twitter erupts Video
More news: U.S. embassy in London corrects Trump over 'bad deal'
More news: US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Citing Trump Policies

For the fifth stage, the organisers separated the route for bikes/quads and cars/trucks.

While competitors put the rigors of the Peruvian desert behind them with the end of Wednesday's stage, they will now have to contend with the challenge of high altitude in Bolivia. Aravind's dream of becoming the only second Indian to finish the Dakar Rally has shattered again due to this unfortunate incident. Some 30 seconds behind, Price took third, finishing at the exact same time as runner up's Kevin Benavides from Honda.

"I am very proud because it is the first time that an Argentine rider has led the Dakar Rally", said Benavides, who is one minute and fifty-seven seconds clear of van Beveren after the first six stages. With Pedrero the lone rider from TVS Sherco still in the running, he will be looking to close the gap to the leaders before the Dakar Rally moves to Argentina as he looks to accomplish another top 10 finish.

Related Articles

  • NBC sees $1.4 billion in ad sales for Super Bowl, Olympics

    NBC sees $1.4 billion in ad sales for Super Bowl, Olympics

    The Super Bowl will be politicized this year like never before. "The game itself nearly transcends the season". During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, 30% of the audience watched on internet-connected televisions.
    China's Exports Rise More Than Forecast

    China's Exports Rise More Than Forecast

    The politically volatile global trade surplus stood at US$422.5 billion, down from US$486 billion in 2016. China's exports rose 10.8% in yuan terms in 2017 thanks to a boom in global trade, Bloomberg reported.
    State health officials: Five flu-related deaths in NH this season

    State health officials: Five flu-related deaths in NH this season

    The advice from Werker, Shahab and others is to stay home when you're sick, cough into your sleeve and always wash your hands . The most common flu strain identified in Kentucky, and in the 36 deaths, is Influenza A, according to the department.
  • Titans RB ruled out vs Patriots

    Titans RB ruled out vs Patriots

    Either way, the negativity and doubt surrounding the most stable franchise in pro sports will do nothing but motivate The GOAT. A sixth Lombardi Trophy is well within their grasp, and the Titans are simply not in the same class as this Patriot team.
    New York Jets quarterback struggles continue with helmet issue

    New York Jets quarterback struggles continue with helmet issue

    You've got to prepare and be ready for them. "It felt really good (to play)", Harrison said. "We just kept pushing forward". And the injuries mounted: Dont'a Hightower, Derek Rivers, Shea McClellin, Marcus Cannon, Nate Ebner, Malcolm Mitchell .
    Theresa May criticised over rise in privately-educated Cabinet members following reshuffle

    Theresa May criticised over rise in privately-educated Cabinet members following reshuffle

    And Sajid Javid stayed in post but in the newly-named role of Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Lidington will, however, likely take over Green's role in Brexit negotiations with the Scottish and Welsh governments.
  • Federal Government to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

    Federal Government to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

    In fact, more than half of Medicaid expansion enrollees reported that health coverage has made it easier to maintain employment. Rick Scott, did not directly answer whether Scott would support work requirements or co-payments for the Medicaid program.
    Michiana Girl Scouts to begin annual cookie sale

    Michiana Girl Scouts to begin annual cookie sale

    Abilene area girl scouts are expected to pick up more than 50,000 packages of cookies Saturday to kick-off the 2018 season. Plus, for the second year, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is giving away a new vehicle .

    Tiaa Fsb Trims Position in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

    Argent Trust Co holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. 87,678 are held by Madison Invest Holdings. (NYSE:HUM) or 819 shares. The rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi to "Neutral" on Monday, December 19. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) rating on Thursday, August 18.
  • Is President Trump wrong to call some countries a 'shithole?'

    Is President Trump wrong to call some countries a 'shithole?'

    The Dems will threaten "shutdown" (of the government ), but what they are really doing is shutting down our military, at a time we need it most .
    Haiti govt summons U.S.  official to explain Trump's 's***hole' remark

    Haiti govt summons U.S. official to explain Trump's 's***hole' remark

    After the meeting, Marc Short, Trump's legislative aide, said the White House was nowhere near a bipartisan deal on immigration. It's not the first time reports have surfaced of Trump speaking unfavorably about immigrants, and Haitians in particular.
    100th satellite launch a landmark: Rajnath Singh

    100th satellite launch a landmark: Rajnath Singh

    Kirankumar said the number referred to satellites rolled out of Isro's satellite centre in Bengaluru. Experts have said that the PSLV-C40 is a very sophisticated surveillance tool.