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Dakar 2022: Aaron Marè to interchange Franco Caimi at Hero MotoSports | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Printed On Dec 23, 2021 06:17:00 PM

Caimi opted to sit down out of the 2022 Dakar Rally after sustaining an damage throughout coaching.

Hero MotoSports has drafted Aaron Marè to interchange rider Franco Caimi, who just lately injured himself whereas coaching in Dubai.

  • Marè has in depth expertise racing on sand
  • Caimi recovering from coaching damage

Caimi dominated out of Dakar

The 2022 version was presupposed to be Caimi’s first Dakar outing with Hero MotoSports. Nevertheless, he just lately suffered a fall whereas coaching in Dubai, breaking his arm and a few ribs in consequence.

He was initially anticipated to be slot in time for the Dakar Rally, however he has opted to sit down out the rally to make sure full restoration forward of the Abu Dhabi Desert Problem in March 2022.

Aaron Marè joins Hero MotoSports

South African rider Aaron Marè has in depth expertise racing on sand – one thing that may show to be an asset with the 2022 Dakar Rally that includes sand extra closely than ever earlier than. After initially competing in Europe and the USA, Marè has been racing within the deserts of Dubai since 2016.

His profession highlights embody podiums and wins on the UAE Baja Championship, Dubai Worldwide Baja, and the Emirates Desert Championship. He additionally gained the 2019 Desert Storm Rally in Jaisalmer.

The 12 months 2021 noticed him win the UAE Desert Championship, whereas he completed the Abu Dhabi Desert Problem in fourth place – one place behind new Hero MotoSports teammate Joaquim Rodrigues, who will probably be his teammate for the Dakar.

The 2022 Dakar Rally will probably be Rodrigues’ sixth outing with Hero; he’s been a part of the Indian squad since its inception in 2016.

Sebastian Buhler and CS Santosh have additionally been dominated out of the 2022 version as they proceed recovering from their respective accidents.

 

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