Hero enters off-road motorcycle sport with CS Santosh and Speedbrain
Racing starts at Merzouga, Morocco; Joaquim Gonsalves to be the team's other rider
Hero MotoCorp surprised everyone by announcing that it is entering the world of off-road motorcycle racing today. It has entered into a strategic partnership with Speedbrain GmbH, a German off-road racing specialist. The new Hero MotoSports Team Rally will make its debut at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco later this month.
Hero MotoSports Team Rally will ride the Speedbrain 450 rally motorcycle at Merzouga and this bike will continue to power this team in various rallies leading up to the 2017 Dakar.
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