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  • DAKAR RALLY 2019 Peru

    Sherco TVS Rally Factory team is back to take on the world’s toughest rally, Dakar for the 5th time. This year, the rally will cover the harshest terrain known to man across Peru, starting on January 6th 2019!

  • DAKAR Rally 2018

    The Team is set to take on yet another edition of Dakar, the world’s toughest rally on January 6th 2018. This year, the rally will cover the harshest terrain known to man across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Grit Makes Great at our 4th Dakar appearance.

  • DAKAR 2017

    At our 3rd consecutive participation at Dakar, TVS Racing rider Aravind KP became the 1st Indian rider to ride for Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team. Our limitless spirit of racing took us past the finish line yet another time.

  • DAKAR 2016

    Man and Machine were tested to the extreme and came out stronger at our 2nd Dakar appearance. After conquering innumerable obstacles, we were engineered for glory!

  • DAKAR 2015

    TVS became the 1st Indian Factory Team to take part in the prestigious Dakar Rally partnering with Sherco Motorcycles. We left our mark on the world’s grandest stage!

DAKAR Rally 2019 Peru

Sherco TVS Rally Factory team is back to take on the world’s toughest rally, Dakar for the 5th time. This year, the rally will cover the harshest terrain known to man across Peru, starting on January 6th 2019!

DAKAR 2018

The Team is set to take on yet another edition of Dakar, the world’s toughest rally on January 6th 2018. This year, the rally will cover the harshest terrain known to man across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Grit Makes Great at our 4th Dakar appearance.

DAKAR 2017

At our 3rd consecutive participation at Dakar, TVS Racing rider Aravind KP became the 1st Indian rider to ride for Sherco TVS Factory Rally Team. Our limitless spirit of racing took us past the finish line yet another time.

DAKAR 2016

Man and Machine were tested to the extreme and came out stronger at our 2nd Dakar appearance. After conquering innumerable obstacles, we were engineered for glory!

DAKAR 2015

TVS became the 1st Indian Factory Team to take part in the prestigious Dakar Rally partnering with Sherco Motorcycles. We left our mark on the world’s grandest stage!

Discover the Stages

6 January, 2019 - Starting Ramp

The 41st edition of the 2019 Dakar Rally will play out entirely on Peruvian territory. The race will get underway on January 6 with the start scheduled to take place in the country’s capital Lima.From Lima, the entourage will head south, covering the coastal region with stages in Pisco, San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa – places already visited in the most recent edition of the rally. Moquegua will hold the unique Marathon stage before they arrive to Arequipa for the rest day that will be held on January 12. The rally resumes with the return journey back to Lima with looping stages in San Juan de Marcona and Pisco.

7 Jan, 2019

Lima - Pisco
331 kms

Stage 1 Results

Rider Name
Position
Michael Metge
12
Adrien Metge
24
Lorenzo Santolino
25
Aravind KP
70

8 Jan, 2019

Pisco - San Juan de Marcona
554 kms

Stage 2 Results

Rider Name
Position
Lorenzo Santolino
14
Adrien Metge
15
Aravind KP
60
Michael Metge
69

9 Jan, 2019

San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa
799 kms

Stage 3 Results

Rider Name
Position
Lorenzo Santolino
11
Michael Metge
13
Adrien Metge
18
Aravind KP
81

10 Jan, 2019

Arequipa - Moquegua
511 kms

Stage 4 Results

Rider Name
Position
Lorenzo Santolino
10
Michael Metge
17
Adrien Metge
21
Aravind KP
78

11 Jan, 2019

Moquegua – Arequipa
776 kms

Stage 5 Results

Rider Name
Position
Lorenzo Santolino
03
Adrien Metge
24
Michael Metge
29
Aravind KP
53

12 Jan, 2019 - Rest Day

13 Jan, 2019

Arequipa - San Juan de Marcona
839 kms

Stage 6 Results

Rider Name
Position
Aravind KP
44
Michael Metge
64
Adrien Metge
71
Lorenzo Santolino
-

14 Jan, 2019

San Juan de Marcona - San Juan de Marcona
387 kms

Stage 7 Results

Rider Name
Position
Michael Metge
15
Adrien Metge
27
Aravind KP
46

15 Jan, 2019

San Juan de Marcona - Pisco
576 kms

Stage 8 Results

Rider Name
Position
Michael Metge
10
Adrien Metge
14
Aravind KP
39

16 Jan, 2019

Pisco - Pisco
410 kms

Stage 9 Results

Rider Name
Position
Michael Metge
01
Adrien Metge
20
Aravind KP
55

17 Jan, 2019

Pisco – Lima
358 kms

Stage Results

Rider Name
Position
Michael Metge
-
Adrien Metge
-
Lorenzo Santolino
-
Aravind KP
-

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Michael Metge

Ganges, France

Age: 38 years

The older of the 2 Metge brothers, Michael is a seasoned veteran in the world of Rally Racing.

His passion started at a very young age, passed on from his parents who are also rally raid riders.

Michael Metge heads into Dakar 2019 with back to back titles at Spanish Baja Aragon and PanAfrica Rally 2018 earlier this year. This will be his 7th Dakar, bringing in all his experience to the Sandy dunes of Peru!

Best Ranking in Dakar: 14th in 2017

Adrien Metge

Ganges, France

Age: 32 years

The younger of the 2 Metge Brothers, Adrien will be competing in his 4th Dakar Rally.

With illustrious racing DNA running through his veins, Adrien Metge is a natural fit in the world of rally racing.

Adrien Metge heads into Dakar 2019 with back to back podium finishes at Spanish Baja Aragon and PanAfrica Rally 2018 earlier this year.

Lorenzo Santolino

Salamance, Spain

Age: 31 years

Lorenzo is making his first appearance in the Dakar Rally.

He is a 5-time Enduro Spain Champion, a 3-time ISDE Spain Champion, a 2-time Crosscountry Spain Champion and Junior World Champion in 2010. He also finished 3rd in the World Enduro GP Championship.

Known for his speed in the rally arena, Lorenzo will be looking to make an impact in his first outing at Dakar.

ARAVIND KP

Mangalore, India

Age: 33 years

Participates in rally and super-cross events.

First Indian rider to win Sri Lankan National Super-cross Championship 2011 riding the RTR 250.

The Mangalore born racer has won 17 National Championships in India and has trained extensively in the USA and Europe alongside top international riders.

The first Indian from Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team to participate in Dakar.

Dakar 2019 will be Aravind's third consecutive appearance.

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