Strong start to 2022 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship for Honda Racing India Team
· Finishing third in race 1 of PS165cc class, IDEMITSU Honda SK69 Racing team’s Rajiv Sethu opens Honda’s tally with 15 points
· Sarthak Chavan, Shyam Sunder and AS James secures 1-2-3 positions in race 1 of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF 250R Open class
· Maiden win for Raheesh Khatri in race 1 of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup CBR150R Novice class; Siddesh Sawant and Shyam Babu secured 2nd and 3rd place respectively
· Ulas Santrupt, G Balaji and Romario top 3 finishers of Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make race 1
Coimbatore, 11 June 2022: IDEMITSU Honda SK69 Racing team today started its points tally with podium finish in the first Pro-Stock 165cc race of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.
MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship – ProStock 165cc
The IDEMITSU Honda SK 69 Racing team’s Rajiv Sethu led Honda’s charge. PS165 cc class of championship. While the morning qualifier had put Rajiv Sethu 5th on the race grid, the afternoon race saw him back on the track fully charged up vying to earn valuable points for the team. Starting the race fearlessly, he gave tough competition to other riders and maintained his steady performance until the last lap. Making the most of drama filled race, Rajiv lapped back home at 3rd position thus earning 15 points for the team. While his teammate Senthil Kumar managed to finish 8th despite the technical issue in the machine.
Speaking on the inaugural round of the 2022 season, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj - Operating Officer, Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India. Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have started the 2022 season with the high spirits. Today, we saw strong performances by our young as well as experienced riders. Despite the slow start in the qualifying, Rajiv has brought a podium for us in Pro-Stock 165cc category of national championship. Our young riders from IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup impressed us with their stellar performances. Sarthak with his international exposure displayed his racing prowess and won the NSF250R race. On the other side, Raheesh Khatri and Siddesh Sawant fought with full power in the CBR150R. Our new platform, Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Race further gave the opportunity to the racing enthusiasts and saw exciting moments from our customers while enjoying and learning new skills and techniques. As all the riders are geared and motivated, we are set for better results tomorrow.”