Morocco, Oct 9 (IANS) Sherco TVS Rally Factory team’s Lorenzo Santolino displayed exceptional performance to finish on the eighth spot in the stage 4 of Rally of Morocco that saw the racers traverse a distance of over 300 kms with frequent dunes to overcome throughout the stage.
Another TVS rider Abdul W. Tanveer finished the stage in the second spot in the Enduro Moto category. However, Adrien Metge and Harith Noah suffered unfortunate crashes.
Commenting on the performance, David Casteu, Team Manager, Sherco TVS Rally Factory team said, “This season of Rally of Morocco proved to be very difficult for our racers, the terrain was full of tricky navigational challenges and had crucial dunes to cover.”
“Although, Lorenzo left the start line at the end, he rode his bike with extreme confidence and managed to finish the stage with a great timing. The team has high expectation from him and he is someone to watch for the rest of his career.”
“Adrien had a crash, but fortunately he has not injured himself severely. His bike need some work, hopefully he will be back tomorrow and finish the rally on a good note,” he added.
On the Indian racers David said: “Tanveer has been a surprise for all of us; the team is counting on him for a podium finish. He has come a long way in terms of navigation and handling the bike and what makes him a good racer is that he utilises his learnings on the track.”