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LEX Sportel partners with Hero Motorcorp to bring Dakar rally to Indian television

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Wolfgang Fischer, Team Manager, Hero MotoSports Team Rally along with Hero MotoSports Team Rally riders: Pan Africa Rally winner - Joaquim Rodrigues; Indian Ace rider - CS Santosh; Dakar Rookie of the Year 2017 - Oriol Mena and the newest addition, Former World Rally Champion - Paulo Goncalves

New Delhi: Lex Sportel has partnered with Hero MotoCorp, for the exclusive broadcast of the Dakar Rally in India on DSPORT Channel.

Motorsports enthusiasts in India will now get a chance to catch a 30-minutes daily highlights package on DSport at 10.30 pm IST everyday between January 11-17, as well as two weekly highlights.

Hero MotoSports Team is participating in Dakar 2020 with four riders, a first – 2019 Pan Africa Rally winner – Joaquim Rodrigues, Indian Ace rider – CS Santosh, Former World Rally Champion – Paulo Goncalves, and the latest addition – Sebastian Buhler (who replaced the injured Oriol Mena).

More than 550 competitors covering nearly 7900 kms of varying terrain, including desert, canyons, dunes and mountains, throughout Saudi Arabia are participating in the 42nd edition of the Dakar Rally.

The Rally has completed the first week of this year’s edition and will commence Stage 7 of 12 overall stages on January 12, 2020.

R C Venkateish, MD CEO ,Lex Sportel , said, We are delighted to have Hero MotoCorp as our Title Broadcast Partner, and this association has enabled us to bring the Dakar Rally to motorsports fans in India. This is the world’s most grueling rally raid and I am sure this broadcast will go a long way in building a new fan base in the country by providing them access to Dakar action.”

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