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Nasser Al-Attiyah and Adrien van Beveren confirmed their overall victories in SxS and bikes respectively on the Merzouga Rally in Morocco.
For the first time in Morocco’s Merzouga Rally, Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah did not win a stage and Spaniards Jose Antonio Hinojo and Javier Blanco prevailed on stage four.
Adrien Van Beveren (Yamaha) extended his lead in the Merzouga Rally after his nearest rival, Michael Metge, broke the engine of his Sherco TVS on stage three of the Moroccan event.
Yamaha's works rider Adrien Van Beveren set the fastest time on the opening stage of the 2019 Merzouga Rally, while Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah prevailed in the SxS class.
Michael Metge and Nasser Al-Attiyah lead the way after the first kilometers of the Merzouga Rally 2019.
Carlos Sainz Sr will enter the 2019 Dakar Rally to defend his title after signing with the X-raid Mini squad alongside Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, Motorsport.com has learned.
Ashish Raorane has become the latest Indian rider to foray into international cross-country rallying after signing up for the PanAfrica Rally.
Sherco TVS has added Aishwarya Pissay to its Baja Aragon line-up, making her the first Indian woman to compete in the Spanish cross-country rally.
Honda's Joan Barreda still leads the Merzouga Rally, but Thursday's stage was overshadowed by a bizarre finish, where an unclear roadbook caused chaos and a collision between Barreda and Pablo Quintanilla.
Honda's Joan Barreda has extended his lead in Merzouga Rally by winning Wednesday's third stage in Morocco, despite a brief fall from his bike.
Honda’s Kevin Benavides won the second stage of the Merzouga Rally, just as he did in the Prologue on Sunday.
Sherco TVS had the upper hand over Hero in the first stage of Merzouga Rally on Monday.
Honda rider Joan Barreda won the opening stage of the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, despite still suffering pain from a wrist injury.
Sherco TVS started the 2018 Merzouga Rally with a top 10 finish in Sunday’s Prologue, while Indian rider CS Santosh was classified 27th for Hero.
The Canadian ALDO Rally-Raid Racing Team with driver David Bensadoun and co-driver Patrick Beaulé is ready to get back into competition this year.
Spaniard Joan Pedrero, with TVS Sherco, finished a fine fifth in the Oilibya Rally of Morocco on Tuesday.
TVS Sherco’s Joan Pedrero and Hero MotoSport’s Joaquim Rodrigues were sixth and seventh overall respectively as the Indian manufacturers were placed well after Stage 4 on Monday.