- Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in eighth position
- Sherco Factory rider Lorenzo Santolino stands seventh in general rankings
- Stage Nine to include 490km loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir
Hero MotoSports Team Rally continued to deliver performance at the Dakar Rally 2022 with yet another top 10 finish. Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in the eighth position while his teammate, Aaron Mare, secured the 21st spot. Sherco Factory rider Rui Gonçalves finished the stage in the 14th position while his teammates, Lorenzo Santolino and Harith Noah Koitha Veettil took the 20th and 26th positions, respectively.
Check out the general rankings at the end of Stage Eight below:
Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco Factory): Seventh
Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero MotoSports Team Rally): Fifteenth
Aaron Mare (Hero MotoSports Team Rally): Seventeenth
Harith Noah Koitha Veettil (Sherco Factory): Twenty-sixth
Rui Gonçalves (Sherco Factory): Twenty-seventh
Stage Eight, which started with sandy dunes, quickly moved to narrow tracks full of stones and then wet stretches, before heading into a constant web of valleys. Starting the last leg of the race, Stage Nine of the Dakar Rally 2022 will be a 490km loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, featuring mountains and tracks that wind their way around canyons.