Honda has set up a new racing team, called the Idemitsu Honda Racing India, to compete in the 2018 Asia Road Racing Championship
A good news for Indian motor sport fans, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) declared they’ll be making a formal entry in the 23rd period of their Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC). The Indian team was christened ‘Idemitsu Honda Racing India by T Guru Ten10’ and it’s going to be competing at the Asia Generation 250cc and at SuperSports 600cc categories.
The staff will be handled by HMSI, whilst riders management is going to be taken care of Ten 10 Racing; T Guru will offer technical assistance. Indian riders, Rajiv Sethu and newcomer Anish D, will compete at the 250cc class while Japanese riders Taiga Hada will fight 21 other racers from the 600cc class. Hada is a veteran campaigner and’d completed the 2017 period in third location.
Honda entered the Indian two-wheeler racing stadium in 2008, with a focus on nurturing, creating and supplying professional platforms such as Indian racing fans. The Western two-wheeler giant has taken the upcoming major step to offer Indian riders more vulnerability to global racing, which will assist them enhance their riding abilities and reflect the nation at international events.
Round 1 of the 2018 ARRC was held in Thailand in Chang International Circuit over the weekend, but it was not a great one for the India team. Rajiv Sethu finished in 18th position in the races while Anish D neglected to complete Race 1 and was able to cross the line in 20th place in Race 2. Hada was able to complete Race 1 at eighth position and followed closely with a ninth-place end at the Rush two in his debut race for Idemitsu Honda Racing India group by T Guru Ten10.
Talking about the new group, Minoru Kato, president and CEO – HMSI, stated, “Honda 2Wheelers India is pleased to announce that, for the very first time, an Indian group will be engaging solo at the 23rd period of Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) 2018. It’s our second step towards realising the dream to come up with legendary Indian riders for both, both national and global racing championships. The motorsport excitement will probably last in 2018. Honda will announce a ton of new strategies to expand and promote expert motorsport in India.”
Japan’s iconic Suzuka circuit is going to function as next battleground in June 1 to 3. The second-half of this season will visit the Indian located race on home floor as ARRC will go back into MMRT, Chennai, from August 3 to 5.