Bengaluru: Aravind KP will be the fourth rider for the Sherco TVS Factory Rally team in the Dakar 2019, it was announced on Monday, December 3.
Aravind KP has recovered completely from his injuries post-PanAfrica Rally, and has been training in Spain for the last few weeks.
For Aravind, this will be his third Dakar outing and will be riding the Dakar-spec RTR 450 Rally motorcycle.
Aravind KP, said: “Dakar is the ultimate challenge for any racer and I am glad to be a part of it for the third consecutive time. I thank TVS Racing and Sherco for believing in me and giving me another opportunity to fulfil my dream of finishing the rally.”
“The past 10 months has been a journey of ups and downs but I have focused on my fitness and recovery to ensure I am ready for Dakar. The next one month will be crucial to my preparation and I will be going to Morocco to train with my teammates.
“Both Michael and Adrien have been extremely supportive during my recovery time and have kept me motivated along with my TVS Racing family. Conquering Dakar 2019, is my single focused goal for now and I am determined more than ever to finish the Rally,” he added.
The Sherco TVS Factory Rally team also includes the experienced Metge brothers Michael and Adrien from France and Enduro Champion Lorenzo Santolino from Spain.