In the first round of the championship held at Coimbatore, Idemitsu Honda Ten10 Racing rider Anish Shetty scored back-to-back wins in Pro Stock 165 class. Mithun Kumar and Senthil Kumar displayed promising performance in round 1 and will be looking to improve their spot on the grid.
In the SuperSport 165 class, the 2017 national championship runner-up, Rajiv Sethu will lead the charge along with Mathana Kumar and Sarath Kumar. For the first time, riders in the SuperSport 165 class will get special 'slick tyres'. These tyres offer increased grip leading to faster cornering speed and reduced lap time.
In the Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup - CBR 250R class, 18 riders will be competing for the glory. After a gruelling qualification session, youngster Senthil Kumar scored double wins. Senthil had an intense battle on track with Anish Shetty who finished right at his heels on both the races.
Honda has also introduced the Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup - CBR 150R class. Riders for this class have been hand-picked by motorcycle racing experts at Idemitsu Honda India Talent Hunt. Coming from an intense training session at Honda Ten10 Racing Academy, the young riders will be testing their mettle at the race track.
Idemitsu Honda India Talent Hunt conducted in Bangalore saw the selection of six high potential riders who will be participating in the Talent Cup - CBR 150R class.
Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Brand and Communication, Honda India said, "After the thrill and excitement of round 1, our riders are set to fight for the podium in the national championship this weekend. The action-packed weekend will witness the introduction of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup - CBR 150R class."
Thoughts On The Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
The Indian National Racing Championship is a major motorcycle racing series in India. Many budding young riders have shown their talent in this racing series and reached new heights in their racing career. Now, the young Honda riders are all set for the challenge in the second round of the championship.
Honda riders are all geared up for the Round 2 of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship which will take place this weekend at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. The Idemitsu Honda India Talen Cup will take place alongside the national championship.