Honda riders make history with highest ever podiums in Round 2 of National Championship

Honda riders make history with highest ever podiums in Round 2 of National Championship

Ø  With 8 podiums in Round 2 (Day 1 & Day 2), Honda scores highest ever podium

Ø  Honda rider Rajiv Sethu secures  double podium in Super Sports 165cc National Championship

Ø   Honda leads tally in 165 cc Super Sports and Pro-stock National Championship

Chennai, July 10, 2017: Honda riders put in brilliant performance to score highest ever number of podiums as the Round 2 of MMSC FMSCI National Motorcycle Racing Championship came to a close at MMRT, here on Sunday. With 5 podiums in Day 2, Honda has taken its total tally to 8 podiums in the Round 2.

National Motorcycle Racing Championship 

Honda riders take top 2 spots in 165cc Super Sports (Race 2) and top 3 in 165cc Pro stock (Race 2).

Super Sports 165cc: Honda rider Rajiv Sethu (Participant ARRC 2017 and Pro-stock Champion 2016), from Honda Ten 10 Racing, won the Round 2 of Super Sports 165cc National Championship after an intense race. Showcasing his stellar riding skills, the 22 year old Rajiv, one of the fastest growing Indian rider, clocked 18:11:528 minutes over 9 blistering laps. Team mate Mathana Kumar S, secured second position by clocking 18:15:594 minutes.  

Pro-Stock 165cc (Race 1): Adding more cheer to the celebration, Mithun Kumar P K, from Honda Ten10 Racing, secured first position in the final race of Round 2, Pro–stock 165cc National Championship. Close behind Mithun, who clocked 18:55:557 minutes, was Kolkata boy Anish D Shetty, who secured second position at 19:06:148 minutes. B Aravind took the third place at 19:06:610 minutes.

Honda One Make Championship:

CBR 250R Open (Race 1):

Dominating the race from the start, Hari Krishnan took the first place in Race 1 of Honda’s flagship CBR250R Championship. B Aravind with a stellar performance went up 4 ranks from 7 to take second place. Despite a crash in lap 2, Rajiv displayed stunning performance and managed to secure third place.

CBR250R Open (Race 2):

In a thrilling finish, racing stalwart Rajiv Sethu, grabbed first position in74 Race 2 of CBR 250R. Rajiv clocked 18:40:822 minutes while team mates Anish Shetty (2nd) and B Aravind (3rd) finished close with 18:59:675 minutes and 19:00:290 minutes respectively.  

CBR 150 Novice (Race 2):

Satya Narayan, who clocked 13:28:437 minutes, grabbed first place in Race 2 of CBR150 Novice. The race was an incredibly close battle between Vyshak Sobhan and Amala Jerald.  Clocking an overall timing of 13437:28: minutes Amala Gerald secured second position, while Vysakh Sobhan took the third place at 13:29:072 minutes.

Congratulating the winners, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), said, “I am very happy with the phenomenal performance of our riders. Rajiv has done exceptionally well in the Super Sports category. The international exposure at Asia Road Racing Championship is giving him a clear edge in his performance in the national platform. We are confident of seeing such stellar performance in the next round as well.”

The next round of National Championship is scheduled for 5th to 6th August 2017, at Madras Motor Racing Track, Chennai.