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Big win by ace rider Rajiv Sethu – Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship ’22

The power-packed Day 1 of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2022 Round 3 witnessed the IDEMITSU Honda SK 69 racing team’s ace rider Rajiv Sethu stamping his dominance in the PS165cc category.

 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
IDEMITSU Honda SK69 Racing Teams Rajiv Sethu secured 1st position in INMRC Pro Stock 165cc-category

Making the most of his second-place start on the grid, Rajiv continued to maintain his momentum to garner the top spot. Giving tough competition to the competitor, the race saw changing statistics with every turn. Trying his best to overtake the competition, Rajiv was pushed back to third in the last lap.

However, with his experience, Rajiv climbed up in hot pursuit of the lead rider and finished first with a total time of 11:48.625 and 0.275 seconds lead. Rajiv’s teammate Senthil Kumar finished the race at fifth – a 4 positions gain from his 9th position start. Whereas, ASK Honda Racing’s Abhishek V could not finish the race.

|Speaking on rider’s performance in today’s race, Prabhu Nagaraj – Operating Officer, Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “With utmost sincerity and dedication Rajiv Sethu demonstrated his true mettle in today’s race of PS165cc class of the national championship. His exceptional performance brought home the first win of the season.”

He added, ” On the other hand, I am happy to see the commitment and passion with which our young guns are performing in every outing. Sarthak Chavan and the youngest Raheesh Khatri finished the day with one more victory to their names. Following the results today, I am confident that Race 2 tomorrow will also give us good results and justify the potential of all racers.”

IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF 250R and CBR150R

Setting off a brilliant start in today’s race of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF 250R, international rider Sarthak Chavan rode with poise and jetted off to the first position overtaking teammate Kavin Quintal from the early seconds of the race.

 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Sarthak Chavan wins Race 1 of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF 250R category

Sarthak’s masterful riding garnered him his fifth consecutive win of the season with the best lap of 1:49.551 in today’s race. Lapping back home after Sarthak was another young international rider Kavin Quintal who finished second with a total time of 11:15.856. Joining them on the podium is Chennai’s Shyam Sundar who after his 6th place start finished third at 11:18.495.

 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Raheesh Khatri wins Race 1 of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup CBR150R Category

The race 1 of IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup CBR150R saw Raheesh Kahtri once again making it to the top of the podium. Recording the fastest lap of 2:08.036, the 14-year-old young gun from Mumbai crossed the chequered line at 12:58.915 with a lead of 3.319 seconds. The battle for P2, P3 & P4 stretched till the last lap.

Giving a tough fight to other riders, local boy Shyam Babu with his skillful riding maneuvered his way at turn 5 of the last lap and finished the race in 2nd position. Inching it out in P3 with a total time of 13:02.345 was Kolhapur’s Siddesh Sawant. Whereas, Bengaluru’s Harshith Boggar who was fighting for podium contention, lost his momentum in the last sector and settled for fourth.

Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Support Race

In a 5-way fight for top order finish in today’s Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Race, local boy Allwin Xavier stretched away from the rest of the pack and emerged victorious with 0.381 seconds lead.

 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
Allwin Xavier wins Race1 of Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Support Race

Following him back home was G Balaji who after his fourth-place start finished the race at second and recorded the fastest lap of 2:12.082 in today’s race. After an extensive fight with Mumbai’s Kayan Zubin Patel, Romario made a move in the last lap, thus finishing the race at 3rd leaving behind Kayan at fourth. It was an unfortunate day for Sudheer Sudhakar who missed the podium finish after trouble in his machine on lap 3, thus forcing him to settle for the fifth position.  

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