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Hero MotoSports and Sherco Factory riders take top 20 finish in Stage 9

12 January 2022, 02:25 PM Suvil Susvirkar
Hero MotoSports and Sherco Factory riders take top 20 finish in Stage 9

- Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in 11th position

- Sherco Factory rider Rui Gonçalves finished 15th

- Next stage of the rally to comprise 374km stretch

The ninth stage of the 2022 Dakar rally recently concluded in Wadi Ad-Dawasir. Hero MotoSports Team Rally rider Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in the 11th position while his teammate Aaron Maré secured the 20th spot. The motorsport team said in its press announcement that Aaron was riding at a much better pace than in the previous stage, but a navigation mistake and a fall cost him some time.

Sherco Factory rider Rui Gonçalves finished 15th while his teammates Lorenzo Santolino and Harith Noah Koitha Veettil took the 35th and 44th positions, respectively.

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The 287km-long Stage Nine was a loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, featuring a change in scenery from the previous stages. This stage comprised narrow passages between valleys and canyons, sand dunes, and some fast tracks.

The next stage of the rally will comprise a 374km stretch and is touted to be one of the fastest special sections of this season. Starting early from Wadi Ad-Dawasir, the competitors will ride a total of over 757km to reach the bivouac at Bisha.

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