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Harith Noah becomes the first Indian to win Rally 2 Class in Dakar!

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  • Harith Noah becomes the first Indian to win Rally 2 Class in Dakar!

    TVS Motor Company, the first Indian manufacturer to participate in the Dakar Rally along with TVS Racing Factory Racer Harith Noah has scripted history by finishing in the top 11 at the Dakar Rally 2024. Dakar, the world’s toughest rally organised in Saudi Arabia across challenging terrains and extreme weather conditions through 12 stages and 14 days covering over 5,000 km. For over four decades, TVS Racing has been actively participating and nurturing racers across racing formats and has been participating in the Dakar Rally since 2015.

    In the 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally, Harith displayed a remarkable performance showcasing his skills, determination, grit, and consistency on the racetrack. Competing with the finest and fastest racers worldwide, Harith won the Rally 2 class and finished at 11th position in the Rally GP Overall Class a big leap from his previous best 20th position.

    Harith Noah, TVS Racing Factory Team rider said, “I am extremely happy to have arrived at the finish line of Dakar Rally 2024 at position 11, in the final stage. The main goal was to finish the line and that's what my team and I have been preparing for. The intention was to ride consistently every day, taking one km at a time within an hour. First week started slow as expected but second week onwards I started feeling better on the bike, and started pushing myself when I felt comfortable, while navigating easily through the terrains. I surprised myself in Stage 10 with a 5th overall ranking and winning the stage for some time. But yes, I am extremely happy to be here and winning the category for first overall. Even though I got sick half-way through the rally, I made sure that I stayed on my feet and as always, it’s a great blessing to be here at the finish line.”

    Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head – Business, Premium, said, “TVS Racing has been instrumental in fostering motorsports in India, and committed to nurture talent globally. At TVSM it is our aim and mission to back young racers and make racing democratic. We are extremely proud of Harith for the determination and grit he showed across all stages of the rally. This is a landmark achievement for India and Harith has become an inspiration for youngsters to take up motorsports. His achievements are a true reflection of the hard work, dedication, and practice that have been put in by him as well as the team, to achieve a performance of this measure, and it has been a delight to watch him brave through the toughest rally at Dakar this year.”

    Dakar Rally 2024 was the 46th edition of the annual international Rally-Raid which took place in the dunes of Saudi Arabia. A journey through unknown landscapes, unexpected challenges, untold stories, and unbelievable memories, commenced at Alula passing through Riyadh and immense desert of the Empty Quarter and culminated at Yanbu.
    Last edited by NewsReaper; 01-19-2024, 10:44 PM.