India’s Harit Noah Dakar is gearing up for the third innings in 2022 as the world’s toughest and longest cross-country rally reaches double world championship status with both FIA and FIM, both coming together for five rounds for the four-wheeler world. And bike.
After more than three months of training abroad and fine-tuning its road-book and navigational skills in France and Spain, the Kerala star, sponsored by TVS Factory Racing, Dakar is once again looking forward to the new Shares 450 SEF rally. Sharer TVS Rally Factory team with tuner assistance, including its engineer Prakasham.
“He is agile and light-hearted and will help me in the super long race starting with a ride of more than 600 km, including contact for intro on New Year’s Day,” he said from Jeddah.
The prelude is rife between the two transport divisions, with a 19-km special section on dirt tracks and small hills giving sprint riders the opportunity to test their bikes and also the first 15 in each category. To pick their starting order for the next day.
Noah, a 28-year-old sports science graduate from Shoranur, Kerala, will fly the tricolor as the only private from India. “I had a quiet and safe Christmas with my girlfriend, friends and family. I feel relaxed and ready for the intro with a long contact and there is a long event ahead. I’m in the same truck as my teammate Rui. The goal is to end Dakar again, “said Noah, who has Lorenzo Santolino and Rui Goncalves as teammates, in a statement.
Noah became the fastest Indian in Dakar on January 20th overall, beating the 36th position of CS Satisfaction in 2015. TVS compatriot KP Arvind from Bengaluru and private Mumbai sailor Ashish Rao are the only other Indians who have participated in Dakar.
Debuting in 2020, Noah completed the prestigious Dakar in Experience Class that year and broke the Indian record in January 2021 last year.
The 44th Dakar Rally begins with an introduction on Saturday and the 12 long phases end on 14 January. A day of rest in Riyadh will be on January 8. Organized by the Amouri Sport Organization (ASO), it will be the third edition of Dakar. Saudi Arabia
Starting in Special High and ending in Jeddah, passing through valleys and cliffs in the Neom region, passing along the shores of the Red Sea, in the hills around Riyadh, with much more action on the sand dunes in the empty quarters. The total distance of the route is more than 7000 kilometers. Only a select few, who were successful in the other qualifiers, join the world’s best competition in the Premier Break-or-Make event at the Cross-Country Rally World.