Spaniard Oriol Mena Valdearcos has been roped in by the Hero MotoSports Team Rally. Valdearcos has over 13 years of experience in World Enduro Championship and 14 years in Spanish Enduro Championship. He has been the Enduro Junior World Champion, 2009 and has won the International Six Days Enduro, as a member of the Spanish Trophy team, in the years 2007, 2009 and 2010. He has done two rallies so far, the Sardegna Rally in Italy in June 2017, where he finished an impressive 2nd overall, and his debut at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco in May 2017, where he finished 12th overall, with a victory in the Stage 5 to his name. Valdearcos has already started training with the team to prepare for his participation at the Dakar 2018. "I am really excited to be a part of Hero MotoSports Team Rally.
The way this team performed in the 1st year and at the Dakar was really impressive and in a way I see a lot of synergy between what I want to do and the team's vision. I am looking forward to training with this team and racing along JRod and C S Santosh," said Valdearcos.
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