Merzouga Rally 2018 Day 5: Santosh finishes 19th overall
As the curtains came down on the ninth edition of the Merzouga Rally, Sherco TVS riders Pedrero and Martin were placed in seventh and eleventh position overall. They finished the fifth stage in 15th and 12th positions respectively. Hero MotoSports riders Santosh and Mena finished the stage occupying the 30th and 13th place and at both riders grabbed the 19th and 15th position overall. Sherco TVS factory rider Santilino Lorenzo made a superb recovery, as he finished the stage in 4th position compared to the 67th place in the previous stage. He took the 31st position overall. Teammate Vanni Cominotto finished the stage in 31st position and is stands in 21st place overall.
The final stage was a short 48.8km course in the Moroccan desert with 100 per cent dunes. It was a good run for Hero MotoSports as both their riders finished in the top 20 in overall rankings. Sherco TVS added another feather in its cap as Pedrero finished in top ten overall, as he maintained his good run throughout the rally. Teammate and debutant rider Martin too put a good show throughout the rally by finishing in top 15.