Hero Motosports Team Rally Signs Paulo Goncalves
The Portuguese champion will make his debut for the Team at the Silkway Rally (Russia-Mongolia China) in the month of July this year
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Hero MotoSports Team Rally has signed the Portuguese champion, Paulo Goncalves as its fourth rider.
Paulo ‘speedy’ Goncalves brings with him over 12 years of illustrious rally-racing experience, including a series of remarkable performances at the world’s most prestigious rallies. He was crowned 2013 FIM Cross Country Rally World Champion. He also clinched the runners-up position at the world’s toughest off-road challenge, the Dakar Rally in 2015.
The multi-faceted rider, Paulo will compete alongside the Team’s ace pilots -- the most experienced Indian Dakar participant, CS Santosh, Portuguese star Joaquim Rodrigues, and Spanish sensation, Oriol Mena. He will make his debut for the Team at the Silkway Rally (Russia-Mongolia-China) in the month of July this year.
Dr. Markus Braunsperger, CTO – Hero MotoCorp and Head – Hero MotoSports, said, “First of all, let me extend a very warm welcome to Paulo Goncalves to the Hero MotoSports family and also to the larger Hero family. In a short span of three years, the Team has delivered some impressive results, and now with Paulo’s wealth of experience, there are no doubts that we will be able to lift our performance in every aspect of the rally sport. "
Mr. Wolfgang Fischer, Head – Hero MotoSports Team Rally said,“We are very motivated by the entry of Paulo Goncalves into our young set-up. His experience of numerous race victories and Dakar participation into our lineup will enable us to achieve the next level of competitiveness.”
Paulo Goncalves, Rider, Hero MotoSports Team Rally said, “I am very happy and excited to start this new journey with the team and I hope to contribute to the team's aim of improving our performance in the rally sport. I would like to play my part in bringing these wins to the team.”
Most recently, Hero MotoSports Team Rally’s Oriol Mena bagged a podium finish at the 2019 Merzouga Rally in Morocco. His teammate Joaquim Rodrigues, was not too far behind as he finished the rally at the fourth position.