OiLibya Rally, Leg 3: Sherco TVS still ahead, Santosh, Aravind break into Top 15
The upward movement continued for the Indian outfit riders.
After the truncated Saturday in 2017 OiLibya Rally in Morocco, the teams and riders had a full run Leg 4 from Erfoud to Erg Lihoudi.
Sherco TVS' Joan Pedrero continued to stay ahead after finishing sixth in the stage, which put in fifth overall, 20m within leader Husqvarna's Pablo Quintanilla's time.
Hero Speedbrain's Joaquim Rodrigues was 12th in the stage and finished seventh overall, with Sherco TVS' Adrien Metge making the most by ending up second in the stage.
The Frenchman just managed to pip KTM's Mario Patrao by 0.013s on his RTR 450 machinery. Teammate Lorenzo Sanchelaz Santolino's 10th place finish, put him in 12th overall.
The two Indian riders also made steady improvements, with CS Santosh on his Speedbrain 450 machinery ending up 14th overall, after he was 19th in the stage.
Meanwhile, Aravind KP in the Sherco TVS bike was just behind his countryman in the overall standings, after finishing 18th in the stage.
At the front, behind Quintanilla is KTM's Matthias Walkner with Honda's Ricky Brabec leaping up to third.