The TVS Racing Factory rider additionally set the quickest stage time by a rider from India, ending 18th in Stage 11, beating his personal document set final yr. Performing constantly all through the 12 phases, Harith Noah completed the final day’s Stage 12 at twenty third place.
In the gruelling race that traversed via 7790 km of desert sands and dunes blended with harmful and difficult terrain of rocks, Noah clocked 72 hours, 52 minutes and 50 seconds for the 12 phases together with two phases below the Dakar Experience Class. Due to the technical snag with the engine, formally Noah isn’t categorised in the final rankings.
Over 140 riders from about 30 nations took half in the rally and Harith Noah, the star TVS Racing rider, who turned the quickest rider from India at Dakar in 2021 by ending P20 final yr, bagged the expertise of yet one more Dakar in his chequered profession.
The rider, into his tenth yr with the premier two-wheeler manufacturing firm, had a fall in the very first stage however moved on discarding one other severe shoulder damage in Stage 7, however ended up using in ache for 2 days with out realizing that he fractured two of his ribs on January 9.
Undaunted, the 28-yr from Kerala, braved the chances and was pressured to alter his engine for security causes earlier than the beginning of Stage 10, sadly suffered technical points and shifted to Dakar Experience class for the final two days, his group knowledgeable in a launch on Friday.
Noah spoke about his expertise and stated, “It is always a great feeling to complete Dakar and I am very happy with the experience. The nature of endurance cross-country rally like Dakar is gruelling and strenuous but one has to brave dangerous conditions for both the man and the machine.
“That is why this race is particular. Despite not being formally categorised, and never ending for the second time, I take the nice issues dwelling and the fun of ending spurs me on to extra adventures on my bike. I thank my group TVS Racing and all my technical group, assist employees and sponsors for giving me an opportunity to race as soon as once more in Dakar. With all this expertise, I hope to come back again stronger in 2023.”
As part of the Sherco TVS Factory team, Noah took part as a privateer sponsored by TVS Motor Company in Dakar RallyGP, the premier class of the Moto section, before shifting to the Experience class after Stage 10. He completed Dakar three times and is also the fastest Indian at the Dakar beating CS Santosh’s record of 34th in 2018.