This weekend, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. unleashes the biggest paradigm shift in the history of Indian motorsports.
Round 2 of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian
National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2019will see 2 firsts from Honda.Taking
Indian motorsport to global standards, Honda is now the FIRST two-wheeler
manufacturer inIndia to introduce its legacy moto3 machine NSF250R in Indian
Parallely, Honda also
entersthe ProStock 201-300cc
category of national
championship, with aim to expand its brand leadership in
national championship even further.
Driving Honda’s pitch of structural development and brand leadership further are19young riders participating in IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup (NSF250R & CBR150R classes) and 13 riders inthe 2 classes of National Championship (ProStock 201-300cc &ProStock 165cc).
Sharing overview of Honda’s game-changer plans
for Indian motorsports, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle and
Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.said, “This weekend, Honda starts the new era of
Indian motorsport. The structured development platform of Talent cup is giving
a 360-degree boost of Indian motorsport, right from identifying potential
iconic riders of tomorrow who are as young as 12-year-old today, to accelerating
their development on a world class machine likeNSF250R. Parallely Honda is on an
overdrive to continue its domination in the PS165cc class of national
championship while taking on the new challenge of entry in PS201-300cc class. With
riders like Rajiv, Sarath, Anish and Aravind leading the charge and newcomers
like Mikhail and Kritik fast learning in Thai Talent Cup, Honda is bringing new
energy to Indian racing.”
Developing iconic rider from India with IDEMITSU Honda Talent Cup
(NSF250R & CBR 150R class)
Starting Round 2, Honda brings out the big
guns and for the first
time ever, Indian two-wheeler racing will match global standards. The
structured development platform of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent
Cupnow gets more
muscle with the Moto3 machine NSF 250R in addition to CBR 150R.
IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup–NSF250R class will fast-track development
of 8 future stars of racing and propel them to international stagefrom
an early age. The riders include Thailand Talent Cup riders Mohammad Mikailand
Kritik Habib in addition to 12 year Sarthak from Pune and Varoon, Charan T,
Geoffrey, Kavin from Chennai and Mohsin from Mallapuram. Committed to
structured development of young riders, Honda has rigorously trained these young
guns on theirphysical fitness, mental strength and their race-craft.
Further, 11 of 2018 IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt findsfrom Aizawl,
Chennai, Trichy, Bengaluru, Vizag& Punewill complete IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup–CBR150R class grid including Race 1
podium earners Lal Nunsunga, LalrinualaTlau from Aizawl.
Entry in ProStock
201-300cc class& aim to extend Brand Leadership in national championship
leadership in national championship Honda is fielding 13 riders from 4 teams in
on a new challenge, Honda is entering ProStock
201-300cc class with 8expert riders. Representing IDEMITSU Honda Racing
India are 2018 ProStock 165cc champion Anish Shetty, Abhishek V. and B.
Aravind. Joining them are the rider trio from Erula Racing (Mathana Kumar,
Mithun Kumar, Amala Jerald), ProLap Racing (Prabhu V.) and ENEOS Chandra Honda
Racing team – first ever team from Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealer
represented by riderAkshayMurali.
Honda’s triple crown victory in ProStock
165ccclass for 5th consecutive year will be IDEMITSU Honda Racing India’s expert
riders of Sarath Kumar (leading after round 1), Rajiv Sethu, Yashas R.L, and K.
Kannan. Joining them for the bid to glory will be ProLap racing’s K.B.