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Old 19th January 2015, 18:12   #61
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I seriously doubt that. There were few who knew that he had gone for the Dakar and few will know when he returns! There is not going to be a reception or even acknowledgement of the fact that he finished the most difficult rally in the world on his first attempt.
Jus read this on IMSC FB page.
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A big thanks to our friends at Times Now news channel who have agreed to interview cs santosh on 21 morning at Bangalore international airport and also to telecast an 30 min program on de making of cs santosh for the Dakar 2015
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Old 20th January 2015, 10:31   #62
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A history is been made here by CS Santosh, being the first Indian to participate and complete the notorious Dakar Rally. The icing on the cake is he finished 36th overall on his debut, that is a remarkable achievement. I am both happy and sad, happy because CS Santosh has made us proud and sad because only a handful of us know about this. Leave alone WRC not many here know what the Dakar Rally really is, as someone mentioned it is the world cup of rallying.

CS Santosh finishing the dakar rally and that too while nursing a broken toe is remarkable and shows his determination. Hope he gets more sponsorship and due recognition for his efforts. I would like to see him in the next year Dakar Rally and following years as well.
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Old 20th January 2015, 11:28   #63
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A big shout out to Aldrin Samuel, Suresh Babu Janardhan, and Joe who supported and helped Santosh from the initial days till date to get to where he is today.
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Based out of Bangalore, Santosh has been a regular at motocross, supercross and dirt track events. Supported by Red Bull he was riding a KTM 450 and ranked 36th from a total of 79 finishers, with a time of 60 hours, 39 minutes, 20 seconds. The race started with 167 motorcycles, 137 cars and 63 trucks along with 45 quad-bikes. The finish line saw the arrival of only 79 motorcycles, 47 cars, 43 trucks and 18 quad-bikes.

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And the champ is back in Bangalore. A video from autotrack : http://autotrack.ind.in/cs-santosh-r...kar-rally.aspx .
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I wish he gets enough funding to go again next year, I wish he gets at least some media attention next year, I wish people realize the extent of his current achievement and I wish some TV channel airs the entire event next year.
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Kudos to Santosh on the magnificent finish.

I had a dream to update the entire rally with news and insights but I was run over by a taxi which made me battle for life leaving me with few plates and 27 screws in my face and a fortnight of horrible pain.

Coming to the primary point, Santosh has made us proud not with just his participation at Dakar. He did not just complete but he showed what Indians really are. With a fractured leg and freezing temperatures he was brave enough to make us proud. If he has done this the very first time, I am sure he will aim at the top 10 results going forward.

It was business as usual for KTM and Honda emerged with great results. TVS Sherco even though had a great start had their misfortunes through the race. Yamaha disappointed all their fans with a dismal performance :-(

Once again, Santosh your achievement has touched the hearts of Indians bro :-) May god bless you with a good sponsor and better luck next time :-) :-)
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Ndtv raftaar doing a full feature on him.
Finally!!
Do look it up on the tube, and share!
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Sam Sunderland from Britain wins the race. The rankings show C.S Santhosh at 47. The official website is a mess !
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