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2016 Merzouga Rally: Rodrigues tenth, Santosh 17th in Stage 1

The first stage of the 2016 Afriquia Merzouga Rally was tough. The temperatures went well above the 40 degree celcious mark, and the dunes in Merzouga and Erg Chebbi threw plenty of challenges at the riders. Despite it all, the newly formed Hero MotoSports Team Rally and its riders CS Santosh and Joaquim Rodrigues managed to impress.

Rally novice Rodrigues managed to end the stage tenth, after staying out of trouble the whole way. "Today was my first rally stage", said the Portuguese rider. "I didn't make too many mistakes, just one at...

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Updated Date: May 24, 2016 16:03:46 IST

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