TVS Racing gears up for Desert Storm 2019

The team includes Adrien Metge from France, Abdul Wahid Tanveer, R Nataraj, Rajendra RE and Aishwarya Pissay from India in Group A (above 250cc category). In Group B (up to 250 cc category), Imran Pasha and Sachin will battle it out.

Aishwarya Pissay

Aishwarya Pissay will compete in the Desert Storm in the Group A (above 250cc) category.   -  Special Arrangement

A seven-rider squad of TVS Racing will take part in the Desert Storm 2019, scheduled to take place from May 8 to May 11 in the dunes of Thar in Rajasthan. 

The team includes Adrien Metge from France, Abdul Wahid Tanveer, R Nataraj, Rajendra RE and Aishwarya Pissay from India in Group A (above 250cc category).

In Group B (up to 250 cc category), Imran Pasha and Sachin will battle it out.

The ceremonial flag-off along with the scrutiny of bikes took place in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Desert Storm, touted to be the longest cross-country rally in India comprises of over 600 km of extremely harsh Special Stages in addition to over 900 km of transport stages.

The four-day long rally will see over 100 teams sweating it out in high temperatures, treacherous dune crossings and fast technical gravel straights which will pose an exciting challenge to the competitors.

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The first stage covers a total distance of 158 km starting from Thursday in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Commenting on the team, B. Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing says, “It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of the current edition of the Desert Storm. The Rally is one of the most gruelling Rallies that spread over varied terrains in Rajasthan for four days. The takeaways from such Rally events are huge as it results in improving the teams’ technical capability and provides inputs for the development of robust motorcycles.”

French racer Adrien Metge comes on board with vast experience in the international racing circuit and is a veteran in the Dakar Rally with the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team.

Tanveer topped the Enduro class earlier this year in one of the most gruesome international rallies Merzouga Rally in Morocco and has four national championships to his name.