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2022 ARRC: Honda Racing India collects factors in Spherical 1 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar scored 11 factors within the opening spherical of the 2022 Asia Highway Racing Championship.

The Idemitsu Honda Racing India wrapped up the opening spherical of the 2022 Asia Highway Racing Championship together with his highest ever factors haul in a single spherical. The duo of Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar collectively scored a complete of 11 factors on the Chang Worldwide Circuit in Thailand.

Furthermore, 15-year-old Sarthak Chavan had a powerful exhibiting within the Thai Expertise Cup.

  • Sarthak Chavan scores 13 factors in Thai Expertise Cup
  • Kavin Quintal sat out because of sickness

Sethu and Kumar rating beneficial factors

Competing within the AP250 class, Honda Racing India’s seasoned rider Rajiv Sethu misplaced just a few positions and dropped to 16th initially of the primary race. However he managed to climb as much as 13th by the tip to attain three factors. He added 5 extra factors to that tally after ending the following race in 11th place.

Regardless of a powerful begin, Senthil Kumar crashed out within the first race. He needed to begin Race 2 from 16th (second final) on the grid. After having fun with one other sturdy getaway, he completed 13th to select up three factors.

The group nonetheless has its work lower out, although. It’s at the moment eighth total within the championship, forward of Idemitsu Boon Siew Honda Racing Staff.

Chavan 7th in Thai Expertise Cup race

Sarthak Chavan and Kavin Quintal, each of whom are a part of Honda India’s rider improvement programme, are additionally competing within the Thai Expertise Cup. The collection is a part of Honda’s improvement programme for Asian riders and is run on Moto-Three spec NSF250R bikes.

Sadly, Quintal needed to sit out the opening spherical because of poor well being. As the only rider representing Honda India, the strain was on Chavan. He climbed from ninth to seventh within the race, taking his factors tally as much as 13 within the opening spherical.

Commenting on the group’s efficiency, Prabhu Nagaraj, vice chairman – Model and Communications, Honda Motorbike & Scooter India, mentioned: “I’m proud of the efficiency of our riders at present who made India proud on worldwide soil. Each Rajiv and Senthil properly utilised their methods and machines to realize the very best single spherical factors for the group. Alternatively, Sarthak Chavan, the face of latest, assured and aggressive younger Indian riders completed within the prime seven at present in Thai Expertise Cup and grabbed a complete 13 factors in Spherical 1 itself. I’m assured that our riders will convey again the identical motivation and energy to carry out greatest to their skills within the upcoming rounds.”

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