Final countdown to the showdown begins as excitement resumes at Chennai
Honda kicks-off Round 5 of the National Racing Championship
Ø Round 5 of Honda One Make Race to be held at Madras Motor Race Track from January 19th to 22nd
Ø Honda leads racing culture with total of 48 entries across India in Round 5!
Ø 20 racers complete the grid for CBR 150R Open championship
Ø 14 racers from 4 professional teams to compete in Honda’s flagship CBR 250R Team championship
Ø 9 women riders to complete the grid for Honda All Ladies Race
Ø 15 Honda race machines will be competing across different categories such as Stock 165 , Pro-Stock 165 and Super Sport 165
Ø Honda leads in the pro-stock category with Hari Krishnan and Rajiv Sethu
Chennai, January 19, 2017: The Season Finale of Honda One Make Championship 2016 is all set to make your pulse race this weekend. The Round 5 will see participation from a total of 48 entries from Honda across categories including CBR 150 Novice, CBR 250 Open and Honda Ladies Race.
Honda’s flagship CBR 250R Team Championship will see intense competition between 12 racers from 4 teams (Apex Racing, Honda Ten 10 Racing, Pro Lap Racing and Rock Star Racing). The grid will showcase India’s top rising racing talent including last round’s top two finishers. Leading the pack is this season’s maximum (7 time) podium winner Mathana Kumar closely followed by young and determined Rajiv S paving his way to victory, among others.
The fourth round of the very successful Honda All Ladies race will see 9 female racers including last rounds top three finishers Aishwarya P from Bangalore, Ryhana and Shruthi from Chennai. 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 4 round support race wherein most of the woman riders have been trained at the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy.
Speaking ahead of the fourth round of the current season, Mr 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 Honda’s DNA. It has been our constant endeavour to encourage the sport in India by providing a platform for aspiring riders to realize their potential. Not only nationally, but Honda is also giving international exposure to the talented riders by sponsoring them into Asia Dream Cup, where the best riders from 12 countries compete. Honda is also committed to promote the participation of women riders and first full season of the Honda All Ladies race has been immensely successful.”
For the 2016 season, Honda has introduced new race-prepped racing versions of CBR 250R and CBR 150R. Developed with technical know-how provided by Honda’s Indian R&D team, both motorcycles are set to scorch the Madras Motor Race Track beginning this weekend. The new racing version of the CBR 250R got an upgraded HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) kit, including wiring harness with remapping option, advanced racing body cowl kit and equipped with performance racing exhaust. The new CBR 150R gets a reprogrammed ECU.