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Five rally pilots to compete at the Spanish Baja Aragon rally 2019 as a part of Sherco TVS Rally Factory team
After a commendable performance at the 2019 Dakar and the Afriquia Merzouga Rally 2019, the Sherco TVS Rally Factory team gears up for the third round of the Baja World Championship in Spain with five rally pilots.
Frenchman Michael Metge and Lorenzo Santolino from Spain will be joined by three of India’s finest rally pilots, namely Aravind KP, Harith Noah, and Aishwarya Pissay, who is aiming for her maiden Baja World Championship title in Spain. The five riders will compete on the Sherco TVS RTR 450, which is Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team’s Dakar machine.
23-year-old Aishwarya Pissay is currently leading in the Women’s Category of the championship and is currently placed second in the Junior Category of Global Championship ranking.
Commenting on the team’s participation, B Selvaraj, team manager, TVS Racing, said, “It’s a thrilling journey for us to take part in the 36th edition of the Baja Aragon. The takeaways from such rally events are huge, as it results in improving the team’s technical capability and provides inputs for the development of robust motorcycles. We are betting big on Aishwarya, who is currently leading in the Baja World Championship category. Our technical team is putting their best effort to get the bikes ready and we have good line-up of racers for the strong performance. We can’t wait to see the success!”
Aravind KP, pilot, Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team, said, "After the Dakar and Merzouga rallies, I am all set to pull up my socks and perform at Baja Aragon this year. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of TVS team and perform at international level. Participating in the rally with the most talented racers will definitely be a marvellous experience."
Harith Noah, factory racer, TVS Racing, said, “I am grateful for the trust my team has put in me. I am really excited and looking forward to the championship. Such experiences are a great chance to improve our capabilities and I am physically and mentally prepared for it.’’
Aishwarya Pissay, factory racer, TVS Racing, said, “I started my first ever international Rally from Baja Aragon last year. The Baja Aragon provides a good training platform for any racer, as they get to compete with international talent. I am thankful to TVS Racing for providing this opportunity to look forward to a unique experience every time. I have with me very talented racers from the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team. Racing alongside these experienced International Champions is adding to my excitement. I am eagerly waiting for the packing time on the motorcycle and perfecting my technique.”