IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup set for the next round
· Honda Riders Start Round 3 with Heart Winning Performance in the Qualifying Race
· Mohamed Mikail Scores 1st Position in the qualifying round of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup
Chennai, 31 August, 2018: After a blockbuster performance in first two rounds, Honda riders are all set to extend their lead in third round of the 2018 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship. The Round-3 of the national championship will take place the upcoming weekend at Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai along with IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup.
Leading Honda’s charge in this round will be the top riders Anish D Shetty, Rajiv Sethu, Senthil Kumar, S Mathana Kumar and the fresh talent handpicked from Honda India Talent Hunt.
The Madras Motor Race Track today witnessed the thrill and excitement amongst the racers in the qualifying round held today in Chennai. Honda riders Mithun Kumar PK and Sarath Kumar won the pole position in Pro Stock 165cc category and Super Sport Indian 165cc category respectively. Mohamed Mikail once again gave his best performance and has won the qualifying round of IDEMITSU Honda India CBR 150R class with the best lap of 2:08.584. The stellar performances are expected to get to the next level the following day as well in the first race of the round.
Midway into the season, Honda’s racer Rajiv Sethu is leading the points tally in the Super Sport Indian 165cc category while Anish Shetty is leading the Pro Stock 165cc category. The Honda Ten10 Racing team is on number 1 position in the Pro Stock 165cc Team Championship category with a lead of 72 points and on number 2 position in the Super Sport Indian 165cc Team Championship with a total of 134 points.
In line with Honda’s vision to develop an Iconic Indian Rider for National and International Racing championships, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj- Vice President Brand & Communications, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “After the adventure and excitement of ARRC India and National Championship round 2, our riders are all set to repeat the fire-loaded performance in the upcoming weekend. The action packed weekend will witness national championship and the second round of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup – CBR 150R class. This new category has been introduced for the budding racers of age group 13 to 18 years selected from three legs of Talent Hunt conducted in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad and I expect good performance from the selected riders. With such exciting initiatives, Honda aims to put India on the world map of motorsports.