– Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in eighth
– Sherco Factory rider Lorenzo Santolino is seventh overall
– Stage nine with a 490 km loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir
Hero MotoSports Team Rally continued to deliver on the Dakar Rally 2022 with another top 10 finish. Joaquim Rodrigues finished the stage in eighth position while his teammate, Aaron Mare, secured 21st place. Sherco Factory rider Rui Gonçalves finished the stage in 14th position, while his teammates, Lorenzo Santolino and Harith Noah Koitha Veettil, took 20th and 26th position respectively.
Check out the general classification at the end of the eighth stage below:
Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco factory): seventh
Joaquim Rodrigues (Hero MotoSports Team Rally): Fifteenth
Aaron Mare (Hero MotoSports Team Rally): 17th
Harith Noah Koitha Veettil (Sherco Factory): Twenty-sixth
Rui Gonçalves (Sherco factory): Twenty-seventh
Stage eight, which started with sand dunes, moved quickly to narrow paths full of rocks and then wet stretches, before entering a constant web of valleys. The ninth stage of the Dakar Rally 2022 kicks off the final leg of the race and is a 490km loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir, with mountains and tracks winding their way through canyons.