Hero MotoSports rider Joaquim Rodrigues endured a drop 90 kilometres into Phase 4 of Dakar 2023. The crash resulted in a still left femur fracture for Rodrigues, and the rider had to retire from the race as he was airlifted to a nearby hospital in Ha’il by Dakar health-related assistance staff. Rodrigues will go through a surgical procedures and hopes to recover before long. It was a tricky outing for the crew in the stage 4, with other riders toughing it out as perfectly.

Joaquim Rodrigues endured from a broken left femur just after his crash, and was airlifted to a medical center.

“I experienced a crash and it broke my leg. I’m sensation significantly greater now at the medical center, and will be undergoing a medical procedures,” Rodrigues claimed. “I thank all our enthusiasts and companions for the issue and support, and I hope to be again in motion before long.”

Sebastian Bühler also experienced a hard working day, as his bicycle ran out of fuel in the very first stint of the day, exact as Ross Department.

In spite of dealing with the psychological challenge of understanding his team-mate had experienced from an harm, Franco Caimi set in the greatest efficiency of the crew for Stage 4, ending the phase in P16. He is at the moment 13th in the all round standings for Rally GP course.

Franco Caimi completed the Phase 4 in P16, and sits in P13 in the overall standings.

On the other hand, Hero’s other two riders, Sebastian Bühler & Ross Department both of those ran out of fuel on the initial 250 km stint of the phase. Owing to the damp & sandy terrain, their bikes battled with mechanical challenges which resulted in demand for far more fuel, and the pair had to wait around and borrow fuel from other opponents to achieve the re-fuelling end. Both of them misplaced a substantial quantity of time, and concluded in 22nd and 23rd situation in Stage 4 respectively. Their sites in the standings have also been adversely impacted by this, as Bühler is now 21st, while Department is 22nd in the all round Rally GP course standings.

Ross Branch was the past of Hero MotoSports’ ending riders, as he done the stage in P23.

Phase 5 of Dakar 2023 will be a 2nd loop about Ha’il, and will acquire the rivals 645 km eastward, in an expanse of soft sand featuring dunes and camel grass.