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National Supercross Champion CS Santosh to compete in World CrossCountry Championship

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  • National Supercross Champion CS Santosh to compete in World CrossCountry Championship

    CS Santosh from Bangalore who is a multiple National Supercross and Dirt Track Champion has now set his sights on the World Cross Country Rally Championship which starts in Abu Dhabi on the 4th of April and then to the second round in Qatar on the 21st of April.

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    This is the first time an Indian will be at the Abu Dhabi desert challenge and with his recent victory at the 14th Raid De Himalaya Santosh will be looking to break inside the top 20 in his first ever outing at the World Cross Country Rally Championship.

    Although a lot of press has followed after the big win at the Raid De Himalaya it is not something that has happened overnight. Santosh has been racing for a decade now and has won titles across all platforms from Supercross/ Motocross to Dirt track and Rally. He is also the highest finisher from India at the Asian Motocross Championship with his best finish being 4th in 2008.

    Santosh is now all set to take on the ultimate adventure, the road to Dakar. He intends to for the next 2 years be actively riding the World Cross Country Rally Championship and gather enough good finishes to take on the Dakar rally in the year 2015. Considering his achievements in the recent past, it would be hard to bet against him as he takes on the rest of the world flying the Indian flag.

    This would not have been possible without the support of FMSCI, Pro Bikes Dubai, MP1, Mercureal Sports, Community Partner xBhp and his family and friends, his dedication means countless hours of training on and off the bike, he has also gone that extra mile as he recently spent a week in America with Dakar Rally winner Jimmy Lewis in Nevada doing navigation training.

    We can only be proud to say that this foray of CS Santosh will only bring positives to the Indian motor cycle scene and this beginning will invariably open up doors for a lot of the young talented Indian riders in the near future and consolidate India's emergence in the world of motorsports on two wheels.

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    For more information on this path breaking Indian Motorcyclist log onto

    CS Santosh -

    Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge schedule

    4th April: Documentation & press conference in Abu Dhabi
    5th April: Scrutineering in Abu Dhabi
    6th April: Super Special Stage in Abu Dhabi
    7th April:8th April: 2nd stage (Liwa)
    9th April: 3rd stage (Liwa)
    10th April: 4th stage (Liwa)
    11th April:C S Santosh: Career highlights


    MRF National Supercross champion
    Gulf National Dirt Track champion


    5th overall in Dubai National MX championship (1 win)


    National Supercross champion


    MRF Supercross Challenge champion
    Gulf Dirt Track champion
    Asian MX championship (1 round, fourth place)


    MRF National Supercross champion
    Rolon National Dirt Track champion
    6th overall in Asian MX championship
    Foxhill Supercross win in Sri Lanka.


    14th Raid De Himalaya overall winner
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 04-05-2013, 02:20 PM.

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    News Approved and Moved

    All the best to CS Santosh. Make this nation proud, you have our support!
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    • #3
      Best of luck CSS!
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      • #4
        Congrats CS Santosh, and all the best. Was RX your 1st dirt bike ?


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          Pictures from the Press Meet of CS Santosh before he departed for Dubai for the beginning of the season.

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          • #7
            I think he is doing good enough in Bangalore :P Delhi ja ke kya karega?
            He is racing since I think 10 years and winning so many events. We need a nicely organized Motocross event in India, M sure we are not short of riders.

            Cheers Santosh!
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            • #8
              CS Santosh being covered by the mainline media -

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              This is what CS Santosh is going to be participating in very soon -


              • #9
                Congrats CS.... we are proud of you....keep it up

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                • #10
                  Some 2 years back got an invite from TVS for Motocross rally in Bangalore and that was the last time I saw him. He was just too good.

                  Wishing him all the best !
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                  • #11
                    thats a big leap ahead. best of luck CS santosh


                    • #12
                      Way to go CS santosh
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                      • #13
                        And that's CSS' helmet!

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                        • #14
                          All the best Santosh. Make us proud.

                          Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
                          The girl said, 'NO!'

                          And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and watched sport on a big screen TV, went fishing and surfing, and played golf a lot, and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.

                          THE END