Posted in IndiaHero MotoSports Crew Rally, the motorsport group of Hero MotoCorp, has introduced the addition of a brand new rider to its profile. Hero MotoSports has signed Portuguese champion Paulo Goncalves as its fourth rider who joins the group alongside Portuguese rider Joaquim Rodrigues, Spanish rider Oriol Mena and India's CS Santosh. The announcement comes contemporary off the group's podium end on the 2019 Merzouga Rally earlier this month, whereas Goncalves brings with him over 12 years of rally-racing expertise throughout a bunch of rallies, which can additional push the group's place in racing. Talking on becoming a member of Hero MotoSports, rider Paulo Goncalves mentioned, "Initially I need to categorical my because of Hero MotoSports for displaying their belief in me by letting me be part of this wonderful rally challenge. I'm very completely satisfied and excited to start out this new journey with the group and I hope to contribute to the group's purpose of bettering our efficiency within the rally sport. From my aspect, I promise to provide my all the pieces to be prepared and match to have the ability to struggle for the highest positions for my group. Hero MotoSports has been doing a extremely good job within the final couple of seasons and this younger group has proven, that it has the potential to win huge. I wish to play my half in bringing these wins to the group. With a lot of ardour and feelings, my thanks once more to the group and I'm excited to start." Paulo 'speedy' Goncalves has had an illustrious profession in rally-racing and was topped the 20133 FIM Cross Nation Rally World Champion. He additionally clinched the runners-up place on the 2015 Dakar Rally, some of the gruelling rallies on this planet. Goncalves can be making his debut with the group on the Silkway Rally (Russia-Mongolia-China) in July this yr. Paulo Goncalves was topped the 2013 FIM Cross Nation Rally World Champion Dr. Markus Braunsperger, CTO - Hero MotoCorp and Head - Hero MotoSports mentioned, "Initially, let me lengthen a really heat welcome to Paulo Goncalves to the Hero MotoSports household and likewise to the bigger Hero household. In a brief span of three years, the Crew has delivered some spectacular outcomes, and now with Paulo's wealth of expertise, there are not any doubts that we can elevate our efficiency in each facet of the rally sport. Paulo's transfer additionally gives acknowledgment to the truth that we've been in a position to set up ourselves as a wanted group for the highest expertise within the sport. This bodes properly not only for the group, but in addition for our followers and clients, as on the finish of the day, our efforts in motorsports are aimed toward constructing higher expertise and merchandise for each on and off highway. I want Paulo an amazing profession and success with Hero MotoSports Crew Rally and all the most effective to the group for the upcoming races." Mr. Wolfgang Fischer, Head - Hero MotoSports Crew Rally mentioned, "We're very motivated by the entry of Paulo Goncalves into our younger set-up. To draw some of the embellished and revered high rally athletes is an enormous enhance for our Crew and an endorsement that we're being regarded upon as one of many high groups in rally sport. His expertise of quite a few race victories and Dakar participation into our lineup will allow us to realize the subsequent stage of competitiveness. We lengthen Paulo a really heat welcome and want him a profitable stint with Hero MotoSports Crew Rally." The Hero MotoSports Crew Rally was first introduced in 2016 and the group has participated in quite a few rallies the world over. The Indian group in collaboration with Speedbrain made its Dakar debut in 2017 and had a two high 10 finishes on the rally through the years. Hero's Oriol Mena bagged a podium end on the Merzouga Rally this yr, whereas Joaquim Rodrigues completed fourth, not too far off from his teammate.