into the season, IDEMITSU Honda Racing India riders blazed their way to double
victory in both PS 165 and PS201-300cc classes of Round 3 of MRF MMSC FMSCI
Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship.
hauling in victory in both PS165 and PS201-300 class yesterday, IDEMITSU Honda
Racing India riders repeated their performance yet again with 5 more podiums
including 2 victories. Grabbing 10 podiums including double wins by Rajiv in Pro-Stock
165 and Anish in Pro-Stock 201-300 in this round, IDEMITSU Honda Racing India
now leads in all 3 standings (team, rider and manufacturer) in both classes
his thoughts on the rider’s performance , Mr.
Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President – Brand and Communications, Honda Motorcycle
& Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “IDEMITSU
Honda Racing India team has wrapped up Round 3 with double digit podiums. Rajiv
has come of age and is the only rider to win all 4 races in which he
participated.In Pro-Stock 201-300 class too, our boys took home all the podium
finishes. Meanwhile, gen-next racers like Mikail, Kavin and Kritik are getting
faster and better in every round. With the curtains down on this round,IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team now leave for Zhuhai
(China) to compete with Asia’s best in
the fourth round of Asia’s biggest championship – Asia Road Racing Championship
this weekend. We are confident our boys will make India proud”
Rajiv snaps the win in last lap of PS 165cc
race2, Sarath hauls in another podium finish
his first position start in today’s PS 165cc race, Rajiv got pushed back to 5th
position ending first lap itself. However, after crash of another rider in lap
3, Rajiv climbed up in hot pursuit of the lead rider. The next 5 laps saw him
maintain his cool and shave off seconds with the leader. It was finally in the
last lap that Rajiv’s smart maneouvre in last turn pushed him ahead and he
finished first with total lap time of 16:07:022 – a mere 0.010 seconds ahead of
Ahamed. Meanwhile, Sarath rounded up the podium for IDEMITSU Honda Ten10 Racing
team with this 3rd podium finish. With this Rajiv now leads the
championship with 100 points, winning all 4 races he raced, and Sarath notches
up the Top 3 spots with 93 points.
INMRC – ProStock 201-300cc
In its debut season
in the ProStock 201-300cc class, the rider trio from IDEMISTU Honda Racing
India team dominated the ranks for the 2nd day as well. Hubli boy
Anish Shetty maintained his momentum in the race to finish 1st, stopping
the clock at 16:13.776 and grabbing his third win in this class. Completing the
podium were Bengaluru boy Abhishek V (2nd) and local boy Aravind B.
IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup – NSF250R
Today’s 8 lap race
saw Mikail notching his second win this season. The race saw multiple back and
forths between Kritik Habib and Mikail and its was finally 15-year-old Mohd.
Mikhail from Chennai overpowered
Karnataka boy with a 3 second lead (Total lap time 14:48:615).Completing
the podium was Kavin 3rd.
The IDEMITSU Honda
India Talent Cup – NSF250R continues to accelerate the structural development
of 8 handpicked young riders on the Moto3 race machine NSF250R.
IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup – CBR150R
The action packed
race led by the Gen-next riders saw Samuel Martin, Lal Nunsanga and Deepak
Kumar completing the podium. The Bengaluru boy, Samuel Martin fought neck to
neck with Lal Nunsanga and took the first position with the clocking time of
00:13:15 and recording the best lap time of 2:10.152 seconds putting Mizoram
boy Lal Nunsanga at the 2nd position. Following them was the Chennai
boy Deepak Kumar securing the 3rd position.