Crafted to Overcome, Crafted to Outperform


In rally cross, all the elements involved are put under duress to perform. Man, machine, mind and spirit are tested to the furthest extremes possible. The mecca of this form of racing is the Dakar rally, pitting the best racers in the world on the harshest terrain known to man.

The Machine

International Rally
RTR 450

TVS racing bikes

racing team

Michael Metge

Ganges, France

Age: 40 years

The older of the 2 Metge brothers, Michael is a seasoned veteran in the world of Rally Racing.

His passion started at a very young age, passed on from his parents who are also rally raid riders.

Michael Metge heads into Dakar 2020 with back to back titles at Spanish Baja Aragon and PanAfrica Rally. This will be his 8th Dakar, bringing in all his experience to the Sandy dunes of Saudi Arabia!

Adrien Metge

Ganges, France

Age: 33 years

The younger of the 2 Metge Brothers, Adrien will be competing in his 4th Dakar Rally.

With illustrious racing DNA running through his veins, Adrien Metge is a natural fit in the world of rally racing.

Having participated in his 1st Dakar in 2017, Adrien Metge is all geared up for another Dakar with the Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team in 2020.

Lorenzo Santolino

Salamance, Spain

Age: 31 years

Lorenzo is making his Second appearance in the Dakar Rally.

He is a 5-time Enduro Spain Champion, a 3-time ISDE Spain Champion, a 2-time Crosscountry Spain Champion and Junior World Champion in 2010. He also finished 3rd in the World Enduro GP Championship.

Known for his speed in the rally arena, Lorenzo will be looking to make an impact in his Second outing at Dakar.


Mangalore, India

Age: 33 years

Riding for TVS Racing since 2006.

Participates in rally and super-cross events.

First Indian rider to win Sri Lankan National Super-cross Championship 2011 riding the RTR 250.

The Mangalore born racer has won 17 National Championships in India and has trained extensively in the USA and Europe alongside top international riders.

The first Indian from Sherco TVS Rally Factory Team to participate in Dakar.

Dakar 2019 will be Aravind's third consecutive appearance.

Johnny Aubert

Maubeuge France

Age: 39 years

Johnny has been focused on his career since he was a kid. He put all his chances to achieve his goals. He is passionate by all sports and he is always happy to test a new one. He loves riding bicycle, playing golf, paddling, running. He loves traveling to discover new cultures. When he is off, he loves spending time with family and assist his daughter during horse show.

This will be his first Dakar rally with the TVS Sherco team.

Harith Noah

Shoranur, India

Age: 25 years

Riding since 2012 for TVS Racing.

Winner of Round 5, Indian National Supercross Championship 2017 in Group A.

Participates in supercross events.

Won 3 National championships in India.

Trained extensively in the USA to finetune his riding for the motocross championship.

He will be debuting with the TVS Sherco Racing Rally team this year to take on the sandy dunes of Dakar, Saudi Arabia.

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