(ind) 1.77m / 70kg


Sports science, fitness, going to the beach


TVS, Sherco, Scott India, Red Bull India, Stanley Tools India, 100%, Alpine Stars, Mobius Braces

2023: Ab. Stage 4
2022: Ab. Stage 10
2021: 20th
2020: Ab. Stage 3

2023: Transanatolia Rally (1st), Rallye du Maroc (15th)
2022: Baja Aragon, Rallye du Maroc (Ab.), Andalucia Rally (14th)
2020: Rallye du Maroc (20th) / Andalucia Rally (23rd)
2019: Baja Spain
2018: Morocco Rally,
7 Indian Motocross titles, 3 Indian Supercross titles


“A never-ending learning curve”

The Dakar is an Everest to climb even for the most talented riders. And even when the summit is reached, the attempts after a first achievement can be very brutal. It took Harith Noah two editions to learn and adapt but 6 years after CS Santosh, Harith Noah became the second Indian rider to reach the finish of the world’s toughest rally. Not only did he achieve his dream he also managed the best ever performance for an Indian claiming an excellent 20th overall position in 2021. The following two editions were once again painful, especially last year when the wonderkid from Shoranur in Kerala crashed out on stage 4 and fractured the fifth thoracic vertebrae (T5) of his spine. A very worrying crash that could have had terrible consequences. So it really has been a rollaer coaster rider for Noah on the Dakar. Born in Germany he had a rather long journey before taking on rallies. It started on his sixteenth birthday when he was given a motorbike. A weekend later, he was racing and although he finished last of that first race, his passion grew. His first encounter with the Dakar came thanks to the video tapes his dad would bring back from his business trips all over the world. He was 5 years old then and far from imagining that he would be on the start line of the Dakar. Part of the Sherco TVS factory team, the 29-year old had a confidence boost this season when he won the Transanatolia rally back in September. He then went on to conquer 15th spot at the Rallye du Maroc. Time now to switch back into Dakar mode and once again hope to reach the finish in style.

“I got my first bike in 2009 and on the next weekend I was racing in the paddy fields by my house in Kerala. I fell in love with it immediately. Two years later I became national supercross champion in the privateer class. About the last Dakar, it was a painful one. On stage 4, there was a small step of sand and once I hit it, I bottomed out on the rear and went over the bars. I landed on my head first and then my back. While I did break the T5, there was no nerve damage. A few centimetres to the left or right could have changed everything. Of course, I analysed what went wrong and how I can ensure that it doesn’t happen again. All you can do is keep your head up and try to move forward. For 2024, I’ll be able to push hard only if I am physically fit. Then mentally, I need to stay cool in situations where things are out of control. It happens at every Dakar; everything from small crashes to navigation mistakes. I just try to minimise it as much as possible – be efficient, be in the moment, and see what’s ahead. Though I’ve been riding for a while now, it’s a never-ending learning curve when it comes to racing. I need to adapt to everything that comes my way. For instance, there was a lot of rain last year, which has never happened before. And once you make a mistake, you start thinking about it. Though I’m a competitive rider and want to keep improving, I have never looked at the result during the race. It’s something that my psychologist and I decided on right after the first Dakar. I like to take it kilometre by kilometre, stage by stage. If I ride as good as I can each day, I’ll finish where I deserve to.”




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Ranking 2024

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Summary - 19/01 17:53 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2024: Brabec and Sainz, masters of the dunes

The 46th edition of the Dakar, the 5th to be organised in Saudi Arabia, has finished after more than 4,700 kilometres of specials and a total distance of almost 8,000 kilometres, which tested the riders, drivers, co-pilots and crews, from the ancient city of AlUla to the shores of the Red Sea, passing through the oceans of dunes in the Empty Quarter. The major winners of the 2024...

Reactions - 19/01 10:33 [GMT +3] - Bike

Harith Noah: “I tried to not have any expectations”

The Sherco rider, who was impressive in the second week of the race, was the fastest of the Rally 2 bikers and becomes the first Indian to win a Dakar category.

“I’m happy that I’ve finished. That was the main goal, to reach the finishing line and we are here. I’m really blessed to be here. I learned a lot this year, especially...

Newsflashes - 19/01 09:05 [GMT +3] - Bike

The final sprint in the Rally 2 class

Indian Harith Noah has been the revelation on this edition of the Dakar, to the extent that he occupied the lead in the Rally 2 general rankings on the morning of the last stage, with a lead of 5’53’’ over 2023 world cup winner Romain Dumontier. The Frenchman had his worst day on the rally yesterday and lost command of the rankings. This morning, he was even...

Newsflashes - 18/01 12:38 [GMT +3] - Bike

Dumontier resists Noah in the Rally 2 class

After 333 km, Romain Dumontier has regained time on Harith Noah. In the virtual general rankings, the Frenchman, who leads the Rally 2 class, now has an advantage of 2’36’’ over the Indian rider.

Newsflashes - 18/01 12:04 [GMT +3] - Bike

Noah closes in on Dumontier in Rally 2

Bradley Cox is the quickest of the Rally 2 riders and has the 4th best time for the bike category after 292 km. In the Rally 2 class, Harith Noah is 2nd, 4’35’’ behind, whilst Romain Dumontier is 3rd, 7’47’’ behind. In the virtual general rankings, the Frenchman is now only 1’19’’ ahead of the Indian, meaning the finale of...

Newsflashes - 18/01 10:25 [GMT +3] - Bike

Noah threatens Dumontier

Romain Dumontier’s times have reappeared in the Rally 2 stage rankings. The Frenchman boasts the third best time after 179 km, 5’37’’ behind Bradley Cox. Harith Noah is currently second, 2’15’’ behind the South African. In the virtual general rankings, Sherco TVS Rally’s Indian rider is only 1’09’’ behind the...

Newsflashes - 18/01 09:53 [GMT +3] - Bike

A record for Noah

Rally 2 rider Harith Noah, currently occupying 5th place on the stage, is the revelation in the bike category on this edition of the Dakar. Following a back injury on the Dakar last year, the official Sherco rider did not reappear on the racing circuit until the Baja Aragon in summer 2023. The Indian rider finished yesterday’s stage in 5th to become his nation’s...

Summary - 17/01 17:25 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2024 - Stage 10 | When the going gets tough, the tough get going


Fresh memories never lie. Seeing the loop carved out near AlUla, starting and finishing at the bivouac where everyone had gathered less than two weeks ago, it was a given that this special was going to be a wild ride. The timed sector stretched for 371 kilometres on sandy terrain with a need for speed, either on the track or off-track, sometimes through rocky areas,...

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