The 2016 Oilibya Rally Morocco: Hero MotoSports Team And CS Santosh Update

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The Oilibya Rally Morocco 2016 is the last of the preparatory races that the Hero MotoSports Rally Team will have a chance to compete in, ahead of the 2017 Dakar Rally.

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

The prologue stage started off in Agadir with a seven kilometre route. Both riders, CS Santosh and Joaquim Rodrigues (J-Rod) performed really well, with J-Rod finishing in the 12th place overall, and CS Santosh finishing the day in the 26th place.

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

The winner of the prologue stage was this year's Dakar winner, Australian Toby Price, astride his KTM.

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

Commenting on the seven kilometer long stage, CS Santosh said, "I knew I had to get through it without any problems. That's what I tried to do. I made a small mistake a few hundred metres into the stage."

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

"I recovered after that and caught another rider. Today was just a five-minute dash and I can't really complain. We'll see where we can progress when the rally really starts."

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

Hero MotoSports Team Manager, Wolfgang Fischer, commented saying, "There was some dust, other than that, our riders had no problems."

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

"It's good to see J-Rod in the Top 15 and also CS is in a decent position. Everyone here at Hero MotoSports Team Rally is looking forward to the first desert stage."

Hero MotoSports Oilibya Rally Morocco: Prologue Stage Results

On day 2, CS Santosh and J-Rod face the real heat of the rally, with the 120km long race on the opening stage called the 'Loop of Agadir'.

Story first published: Monday, October 3, 2016, 18:10 [IST]
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