Coimbatore, June 10: On day two of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, the IDEMITSU Honda India Racing team on Sunday ended the Round 1 with a total of two podium finishes in Pro-Stock 165cc category.
Giving a stellar performance in today’s race with the total time of 3:43.790 seconds, Honda’s expert rider Sarath Kumar secured 2nd position. With this, Sarath leads the championship.
Taking lessons from yesterday’s race, Honda riders R L Yashas and Aravind B showed strength on race track. With merely a difference of 0.147 seconds in their total time, the duo crossed the chequered line at 4th and 5th spot respectively.Rajkamal KB of ProLap racing who climbed up the rank to 6th from 15th position start.
Meanwhile, steering away from the crashes, K Kannan managed to complete the race and was the 9th to cross the chequered line.
Speaking on the performance of Honda riders, Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President - Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd said,“Day 1 gave confidence to our riders to take on Day 2 with enthusiasm and deliver more power packed performances. Taking on Race 2 today, we saw our experienced rider Sarath Kumar outpacing the others and is now leading the championship.''
''Meanwhile, the new faces of racing continue to emerge and rule the podium with Lal Nunsanga, Varoon and Charan T securing 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions. With the learnings of Coimbatore, we now head to Chennai for the second round. The round will also see Moto3 weapon NSF250R making its debut in the 2019 racing season. We are more than ready to take on the championship,” he added.
Alongside the national championship, the 18 young guns proved their mettle in IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup – CBR150R Novice class at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Outpacing the pack was the Mizoram boy Lal Nunsanga who steered ahead of the rest claiming the podium with a total time of 13:43.839 seconds. He was followed by 16 years old Varoon S with merely a difference of 0.002 seconds in total time. Joining the two riders on 3rd position was Charan T with a total time of 13:46.194 seconds.
While Lalrinuala Tlau and Mohsin gave a tough competition with their fastest lap difference in microseconds. Thus finishing the race at 4th and 5th spot respectively. (UNI)