Harith Noah triumphs in B1 class at TransAnatolia rally, finishes 4th Overall

Izmir (Turkey), Sep 11 : Harith Noah, the Indian rider representing TVS Factory Racing Team, triumphed in the gruelling seven days of TransAnatolia Rally in the B1 class (bikes under 450cc), to pep up his preparation for the Dakar Rally 2024. ???It is nice to be on the top of the podium again. I am very happy as this is the first time I am winning an international rally-raid event,??? said the Red Bull athlete over the phone from Turkey. The veteran of four Dakar rallies chose TransAnatolia as preparation for the Dakar 2024 and put his Sherco TVS 450RTR on top in the B1 Motorcycles class for the single-cylinder bikes of 450cc. Representing India, Harith Noah created history becoming the fastest rider at the almighty Dakar Rally, finishing in the Top 20 in his second attempt in 2021. The TransAnatolia race started at Samsun and finished at Izmir after seven days of tough action that saw many ups and downs. With the incessant rhythm of his navigational notes of very precise Road Books, Harith Noah conquered the rally-raid, finishing fourth overall clocking a cumulative time of 17 hours, 09 minutes and 55 seconds and winning his class with confidence. ???Coming back from wrist surgery, the goal was to finish and learn as much as possible as it was a rally raid with navigation. I was riding this bike for the first time with a new suspension setup the team had worked on. Overall, I was confident on the bike and the stages went well. I will be going to Morocco to test this bike again in the desert,??? said Harith Noah, from TVS Racing, who was also supported by Stanley Tools. On Day 5, he was 6th overall despite facing some technical problems but completed the two Special Stages and a Super Special on the Turkey Motocross GP circuit. Earlier, on Day 4, Noah had some drama in store. The small 25-km SS7 taught him some lessons. ???If you ain???t focused you will lose. Yes, I lost a lot of time searching for the correct way. But in SS8 I pushed hard to make up some time which I did,??? Harith Noah was quoted as saying by his team in a release on Monday. After starting on Day 1 with a lot of rain, Harith Noah opened Stage 2, as Stage 1 was cancelled. Day 2 and 3, he made some mistakes but recovered with grit and determination to stay in the hunt for the podium. ???The new suspension on the bike is really good. Blessed to be here doing what I love,??? said the five-time Indian Supercross champion from Turkey after Day 1. The Dakar 2024, the fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. /IANS


Marquez fights into the points as Mir falls early in Malaysian GP
Malaysia, Nov 13 : A subdued end to a tricky weekend for the Repsol Honda Team as Marc Marquez returned to the points and Joan Mir suffered an unfortu

Kavin Quintal, Mohsin Paramban gain points in the final race of ARRC
Xiangzhou (China), Nov 7 : As the excitement peaked amidst the intense competition in Race 2 of Round 5 of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) 20

Formula 1 Verstappen seals record 17th win of the season in Sau Paula Grand Prix
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Nov 6 : Max Verstappen clinched a dominant victory in the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, making it a record-breaking 17th win for the world