Honda Racing team set to begin penultimate INMRC round
As round 4 kicks off at the Madras International Circuit this weekend, 3 riders will race on Honda machines in Pro-Stock 165cc class of national championship.
Chennai: The Honda Racing India riders are all geared up to get head-to-head in thrilling battle for points as FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2022 gets closer to the season finale.
As round 4 kicks off at the Madras International Circuit this weekend, 3 riders will race on Honda machines in Pro-Stock 165cc class of national championship. Adding more weight will be Honda’s 20 young guns who have their eyes set on the points that are crucial for championship titles in Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R & CBR150R classes.
Supporting the Honda India Talent Cup is Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make race. This round will provide opportunity to 15 Honda customers who will experience the thrill of racing on Honda Hornet 2.0 race machines.
Holding the baton for Honda in Pro-Stock 165cc class of national championship are Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar of Honda SK69 Racing Team and Abhishek Vasudev of ASK Honda Racing Team.
Entering 4th round with 105 points, the Honda SK69 Racing Team is placed at third position in the championship. Riding on the back of 1 win and 3 podium finishes, Honda’s ace rider Rajiv Sethu is second on the scoreboard and has 73 points to his name. Whereas his teammate Senthil Kumar is on 10th position with 32 points followed by ASK Honda Racing’s Abhishek Vasudev on 11th with 30 points in the championship so far.
The weekend race of Honda India Talent CUP NSF250R will witness 12 millennial riders going wheel-to-wheel for championship points. This year has been an immensely successful season for Pune’s Sarthak Chavan. With back-to-back six wins, the international rider tops the chart with 150 points.
Following Sarthak are Chennai’s Shyam Sundar (93 points) and Bengaluru’s AS James (79 points) who currently stand at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Challenging them are Mohsin P, Prakash Kamat & Vivek Kapadia among the others.
In 8-riders grid of Honda India Talent Cup CBR150R, Mumbai’s Raheesh Khatri sits in a commanding position with 150 points. Next on the list are Chennai’s Shyam Babu and Kolhapur’s Siddesh Sawant who are separated by 6 points in their standings.