The lone Indian rider, Harit Noah of the Sherko TVS Rally Factory team, finished 29th reliably in Stage 3 of the 44th Dakar Rally, with Joachim Rodriguez of the Hero MotoSports team winning the first stage of his fierce off-road race.
Steady Ride helped the only Indian rider in Dakar to finish 31st in RallyGP class this year, in the Premier category with an overall time of 12: 29.46 seconds in the big section.
Noah successfully completed Stage 3 in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds.
Portuguese rider Rodrigues of Hero MotoSports Team Rally won his first Dakar stage, 2 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds ahead of Australian Toby Price of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, who clocked 2: 23.44 seconds and Mason Klein of USA (2: 53.5 seconds). Racing team.
Jon Bereda of the Monster Energy Honda team won the second round, where the riders of the Hero MotoSports team rally finished in the top 10 here.
Bareda now has 28 Dakar Rally Stage wins. His teammate Pablo Quintanilla is ranked 23rd.
Hero MotoSports’ Joaquim Rodrigues and Aaron Mare gave impressive runs in the long Stage 2, with the former finishing sixth and Mer Riley finishing 10th in the GP category.
Starting on the loop around Al Qaisumah, Noah initially took the 214-km link section of the 255-km special but lost a few minutes after the first way point.
However, as the shares advanced to the 450 SEF rally, it made several spaces with steady navigation in the next special sections, and strengthened its position before returning with a 166-km link route to the honorable 29th position.
After three rounds, Sam Sunderland of Gasgas Factory Racing has an overall lead of 11: 13.4 seconds, followed by Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Frenchman Adrian Van Beaverin and Austrian Matthias Walkner of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.
Nine more phases will be run with a day of rest on January 8th.
Noah, a 28-year-old sports science graduate from Kerala who started in 2020, is on his third Dakar expedition.
It ended last January on the 20th overall.