Daredevil, adrenaline junkie, star sportsman – words fall short while describing India’s finest racing champ – C S Santosh. Red Bull today announced that C S Santosh will be the first Indian to participate in the prestigious Dakar Rally, during a press meet in Mumbai. As he gears up for a new league of challenges, Santosh today spoke about his journey of becoming India’s finest and most accomplished rider.
“I’m thrilled to be the first Indian to be at Dakar. From my crash at Abu Dhabi last year, which left me with third degree burns, to standing here right now, it’s been an amazing journey. Last two years have been rigorous training for me with my team at Kini Red Bull and with their support moving forward, things look exciting… the real journey starts from here,” says Santosh.
From motocross and super-cross to dirt tracks and rallies, Santosh has proved time and again why he deserves the title of India’s best rider. Santosh is the only rider to have won the 14th Raid De Himalaya Trophy in the first attempt. A four-time Supercross Champion in the national circuit, Santosh has also won a number of races in the Sri Lankan and Asian Championship.