57 racers to compete in Round 3 of Honda One Make Race

first_imgChennai, Sep 2 (PTI) A total of 57 racers will showcase their skills when the third round of Honda One Make Race takes off this weekend. The three new categories of National Championship will see Indias best racers racing on the CBR 150R. Hondas arsenal in the Super Sport Indian 165 (modified) category will be led by Asia Road Racing Championship participant Sarath Kumar (1st position in Round 1, 4th in Round 2). The Pro-Stock 165 (Open) will witness 4 CBR 150Rs on the grid with Asia Dream Cup winners Hari Krishnan (1st position in Round 1 and Round 2) and Sethu Rajiv (2nd position in Round 1 & Round 2) leading the battle. The Stock 165 (Novice) too will have 7 racers including Piyush Ranjan (3rd position in Round 2) competing on Honda CBR 150Rs. Hondas flagship CBR 250R Team Championship will see intense competition between 13 racers from 4 teams (Apex Racing, Ten 10 Racing, Pro Lap Racing and Rock Star Racing). The grid will boast of Indias top notch racing talent including Asia Dream Cup double podium winner Hari Krishnan and last rounds top two finishers Mathana Kumar and Abhishek among others. The third round of Honda All Ladies race will see 7 female racers including last rounds top three finishers Soundari A from Chennai, Pooja Ajit Dabhi from Pune and Aishwarya P from Bangalore. To promote the participation of women riders, Honda had conducted the first-ever All Women Race during the Round 5 of 2015 season. This year the exclusive All Ladies Race has been made into a 5 round support race wherein all woman riders have been trained at the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy. Speaking ahead of the second round of the current season, Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice-President, Customer Service, HMSI said: “Honda has always been at the forefront of promoting motor racing and is an integral part of Hondas DNA. “It has been our constant endeavour to promote the sport in India by providing a platform for aspiring riders to realize their potential. Honda is also committed to encourage the participation of women riders and first full season of the Honda All Ladies race has been immensely successful.” PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img