Indian rally raid racer Ashish Raorane’s Dakar 2021 journey came to a premature end after he crashed on the arduous Stage 5. His latest tests and scans have come back clear and he is currently under observation for 24-48 hours in the ICU to help him on his road to recovery.

Meanwhile, Hero MotoSports’ two riders and Harith Noah safely made it through the stage.

  • Raorane is conscious and his tests are clear
  • Rodrigues and Buhler in top 20 for Hero MotoSports
  • Harith Noah survives tough stage; stands 39th overall

Ashish Raorane crashes out of Dakar 2021

Heading into Stage 5, Raorane had made steady progress and was up to 80th place overall. But Stage 5 was touted to be one of the most difficult stages of this year’s rally, containing sections of valleys, wadis, dunes and even rocky terrain.

Raorane was thrown off his bike after crashing in the dunes,…

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