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Fit again Aravind KP to compete in Dakar Rally for third time

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

TVS Factory Rally Team on Monday announced that India's KP will be its fourth rider for the 2019 Rally to be held in from January 6-17.

has recovered from his injuries suffered during the PanAfrica Rally and has been training in for the last few weeks. It will will be his third outing and he will be riding the Dakar-spec RTR 450 Rally motorcycle.

"is the ultimate challenge for any and I am glad to be a part of it for the third consecutive time. I thank TVS Racing and for believing in me and giving me another opportunity to fulfil my dream of finishing the rally," he said.

"The past 10 months has been a journey of ups and downs but I have focused on my fitness and recovery to ensure I am ready for Dakar. The next one month will be crucial to my preparation and I will be going to to train with my team mates," added.

The TVS squad also includes the experienced Metge brothers -- and of -- and former Enduro Champion Lorenzo Santolino of

The 41st Edition of the will cover only one country, unlike previous editions. It will start from before cruising through terrains of Pisco, de Marcona, Arequipa and Moquegua, covering a total distance of over 5000 km.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:15 IST