The penultimate round of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) has concluded at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) amidst tight finishes and multiple crashes.
Round 5 saw intense action in both the SuperSports 600cc and Asia Production 250cc categories from riders across Asia Oceania.
In the SuperSports 600cc category, Honda riders clinched four out of the six podiums. Musahi Boon Siew Honda Racing's Malaysian rider Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi won the first race and Rama Honda rider Taiga Hada clinched the second spot.
In the second race, Malaysian rider Zaghwan came second with Taiga Hada who finished third and recorded the fastest lap of the championship. Honda also won three podiums in the Asia Production 250cc class.
Japanese rider Tomoyoshi Koyamai, riding a Honda machine, claimed victory in race 1. Race 2 saw thrilling action between the riders. Tomoyoshi Koyamai secured a second place followed by teammate Takehiro Yamamoto in the second race.
Both Indian riders Sarath Kumar and Rajiv Sethu improved lap timings by two seconds in their respective categories through the two races of ARRC. Sarath Kumar became one of the fastest Indian riders in the SuperSports 600cc category by clocking a lap time of 1:45:676 seconds.
In the Honda CBR 250R Open Championship, Rajiv clinched the MMSC One-Make Championship despite coming 5th in race 1 and not participating in the second race. He won the title with 179 points under his belt.
Vice President, Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Prabhu Nagaraj said, "Honda has been constantly making efforts to promote motorsports in India. As a part of Honda's rider development program, Indian riders Sarath & Rajiv participated in Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC)."
The fifth round of the Asia Road Racing Championship was filled with action and drama. Honda riders showed impressive pace to claim highest victories in the SuperSport 600cc class. Both the Indian riders were also quick, and Sarath became one of the fastest Indian riders.