5 takeaways for Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team from Dakar 2018
The 2018 Dakar Rally came to a conclusion on the 20th of January, with Matthias Walkner winning the competition among bikers. Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team acquitted themselves very well in what was their fourth time at the rally. The Indian outfit impressed everyone with their reliability and competitiveness and would be looking to build on their performances this year.
Here are five takeaways for Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team from the 2018 Dakar:
1) Dakar veteran Joan Pedrero impresses with his riding and leadership
In what was his 10th time at the Dakar rally, Spanish veteran Joan Pedrero put in an extremely consistent and courageous effort, finishing 11th overall after the completion of all 14 stages of the rally. Having set himself a lofty goal of finishing in the top 10, Pedrero came very close to achieving the goal he had envisioned. He ended up just eight minutes and 38 seconds behind ninth-placed Daniel Oliveras Carreras and three minutes and 32 seconds behind Pablo Quintanilla in 10th.
The 40-year-old Pedrero has two previous top five finishes at the Dakar and if the team continue to develop at the same pace, he can achieve a top five finish again in the near future.