first_imgSatisfied with the Sherco TVS RTR 450 bike that he will Satisfied with the Sherco TVS RTR 450 bike that he will ride in Dakar, Aravind said, “The bike is wonderful. I am used to that now. I am practising on that bike. Engine is superb.” As far as daily routine to be followed during the rally, he said that the race would begin at 4 am and finish at 6 pm. “Thereafter, we need to spend on road-books for two hours and then have dinner and sleep. So, hopefully we will get 7-8 hours of sleep,” he said. Being a vegetarian, Aravind said that it did not matter much as he complements with food supplements and multi-vitamins to get the body in shape. As the team gets ready for Dakar, Arvind Pangaonkar, Head of Team TVS Racing, said, “Dakar Rally is the epitome of high endurance racing. Completing Dakar is itself a big achievement. Our partner Sherco is giving Aravind KP best training both in navigation and riding in sand dunes and rocks for the rally. “At this stage, not even top 10 teams talk about winning. We will surely try to do best to finish in higher position.” Learning lessons from last two Dakar rallies, TVS Motor Company Vice President Marketing Motorcycles Arun Siddharth said, “We have been able to do lot of improvement in our research and development of our bikes with respect to performance, endurance and reliability. We have already applied in our new rage of bikes like RTR 200.” PTI LUX KHS CM CMadvertisementlast_img

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