Honda India Riders At Buddh International Circuit For Asian Cup

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Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) & Asia Dream Cup (ADC) makes Indian debut at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. To make India proud, three Indians are racing in Round 5 from September 30 to October 2, 2016.

Honda, a brand which has over 700 MotoGP wins and currently leading the championship standings is sponsoring Indian riders Sarath Kumar, Hari Krishnan and Sethu Rajiv. In front of home crowd and to fulfil their dream, these riders will push to the limits on the race day comes.

Sarath Kumar, 24-year-old racer is two-time Honda One Make Race Champion and is the first Indian rider to participate in European Championship, CEV Championship. Back in 2014, he got a podium finish in 2014 season of Asia Dream Cup. Now he is participating in the Super Sports 600cc segment.

Hari Krishnan, 22-year-old engineer already have 2 podium finishes this season. He is in a great from to please the home crowd. The 2 podiums he achieved was at Round 2 in Thailand and Round 3 in Japan.

Sethu Rajiv, the youngest of them all is only 19-year-old and started his professional racing career in 2013. He won multiple podium finishes in CBR 250R Honda One Make Race Championship. 2016 marks his first International racing debut in the Asia Dream Cup.

Mr Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President - Customer Service (HMSI) said, " We are rooting for strong performances and podium finishes by the Indian contingent of Sarath Kumar, Hari Krishnan and Sethu Rajiv. Honda wants to popularise motorsport culture in India. As the first step, we have handpicked the best talent from India and planned their career progression right teaching racing basics at grass-root level (Honda Ten10 Racing Academy) to giving a national platform (Honda One Make Race) and taking India's best riders global (Asia Dream Cup / Asia Road Racing Championship). Our objective is to see Asia's riders grow and hopefully represent Asia in the coveted Moto3 and later MotoGp championships."

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Story first published: Friday, September 30, 2016, 19:06 [IST]
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