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Dakar 2020: Harith Noah makes impressive recovery to end Stage 2 52nd

Team OD  | Published: January 07, 2020, 03:32 AM IST

Indian rider, and Dakar newbie, Harith Noah put in a solid performance during Stage 2 of the Dakar 2020. The Sherco TVS Rally Factory rider had a tough start, when he crashed during Stage 1 of the event, and was sent flying straight into the navigation tower on his motorcycle. This meant that Noah had to ride the rest of the first stage with no roadbook, and had a badly injured eye. Despite this, once he was given the go-ahead from the medical team, he took the start for Stage 2 of the event.

Harith Noah made a solid recovery during Stage 2 of the Dakar 2020, and is ranked 65th overall

Harith started the stage 120th, and rode steadily on to finish 52nd. This meant that he moved up from 105th in the general rankings to 65th overall, making up a total of 40 places. Given that his eye was still swollen, and vision wasn't entirely 100 percent, it was a commendable performance to say the least. Speaking to Team OVERDRIVE at the Dakar, Noah said that he hadn't been pushing it during Stage 2. The Indian rider is hoping to keep the rhythm he's managed to build up over the course of Stage 3 of the rally.

Adrien Metge is ranked 17th overall after Stage 2 of Dakar 2020

There were more strong performances from the rest of the TVS squad. Lorenzo Santolino took a 19th place finish in Stage 2, while Adrien Metge finished 20th, and Johnny Aubert ended the stage 24th.

This means that heading into Stage 3, Metge is ranked 17th overall, while Aubert is 20th and Santolino is 23rd overall.

Read how the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team did in Stage 1 of the Dakar 2020 here. 

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