Seasoned Indian rider KP Aravind completed the first stage at Dakar 2019 at a lowly 70th position while his Sherco TVS Rally Factory teammates completed the stage of 247 km of racing and 84 km special in a much better position.
After successfully completing the stage, Aravind KP said: "It was difficult to read the course on the first part of the stage. But I felt much better on the second part. A good day for me and I hope to learn and improve every day all the way to the finish line"
Michael, who finished ahead of his teammates said: "A difficult first stage, it took a bit of time to adapt to the bike, but little by little I felt better and better and I have confidence for the future."
Happy with his TVS RTR 450 bike, Metge said: "I am very happy with the bike, it is working well, I managed to catch up with the riders in front of me, this race is long."
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