It's that time of the year when the Dakar is in the air. If it's the biggest and the baddest motor race on this planet, can #SportsIllustratedIndia be far behind. Yes, we are going to be there at the Dakar 2017, bringing you all the updates and insights.
DECEMBER 29, 2016
We will keep you informed in real time the progress of our Indian boys CS Santosh, who is racing in the colours of #Hero#Motosports#Rally#Team and Aravind KP for Sherco-TVS Racing. So watch this space
DECEMBER 31, 2016
The men have arrived and the machines are ready to rumble. It's time for the #Dakar#Rally. It's time for the meanest and baddest race on the planet. Some snapshots on D-2 day, The dice will start rolling from the 31st with the administrative and technical checks for the drivers and their vehicles.
In the #Dakar their is never a slow moment. Riders on the way for final testing
JANUARY 01, 2016
D-1 day: The teams got down to the business at hand with technical checks of the vehicles. In less than 24 hours, the epic madness will start marking the start of the 37th edition of the #Dakar Rally#
The Russians like it red, but in the Dakar Rally the blue Kamaz armada rules to the roost
The scribbles and symbols bring the riders home at the end of each day
JANUARY 02, 2016
D-0. The 2017 Dakar Rally is on for our Indian boys. C.S. Santosh and Aravind K.P. rolled off the ceremonial start ramp this evening in front of thousands of fanatic motorsports fans
CS Santoshis happy man to get the Dakar started
The smile says it all of living a dream. — with Aravind KP.
Dakar Flash: Stage 1 --39 km. Resistencia, Argentina
Joaquim Rodrigues -Pos 16 Stage Time 00: 29:42
C.S Santosh-- Pos. 47 Stage Time: 00:32:45
Aravind K.P. Pos 63 Stage Time 00:34:17
JANUARY 3, 2016
A bit of disappointing news from the Indian perspective. Aravind KP has hurt his left hand after a fall. It's soft bone fracture of the left middle finger. But true to his gritty character, KP will continue in the Dakar Rally and try to overcome the pain barrier.