Hero MotoSports sign Portugal’s Paulo Goncalves


Hero MotoSports Team Rally on Monday signed Portuguese champion Paulo Goncalves as its fourth rider.
Paulo speedy’ Goncalves brings with him over 12 years of rally-racing experience, including a series of remarkable performances at the world’s most prestigious rallies. He was crowned 2013 FIM Cross Country Rally World Champion.
He also clinched the runners-up position at the world’s toughest off-road challenge, the Dakar Rally in 2015.
Hero MotoSports Team Rally recently achieved an impressive podium finish at the 2019 Merzouga Rally in Morocco.
“Paulo’s entry will add further impetus to Hero MotoSports’ campaign as it looks to improve on its already impressive results over the previous three year,” the team said in a statement.
Paulo will compete alongside the most experienced Indian rider in CS Santosh, compatriot Joaquim Rodrigues, and Spanish sensation Oriol Mena.
He will make his debut for the team at the Silkway Rally (Russia-Mongolia-China) in July.
Most recently, Hero’s Mena bagged a podium finish at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco.