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2022 ARRC: Honda’s Rajiv Sethu finishes fifth in Japan | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

That is one of the best consequence secured by an Indian rider within the ARRC.

Idemitsu Honda Racing India’s Rajiv Sethu completed fifth in Race 1 of the Japanese spherical of the 2022 Asia Highway Racing Championship (ARRC). That is one of the best consequence secured by an Indian rider within the championship thus far.

Sethu couldn’t fairly replicate the identical end in Race 2, however nonetheless, Honda India walks away from Spherical Three with their highest factors haul all season.

  • Sethu goes from P14 to P5 in Race 1
  • Honda India scores 12 factors in Spherical 3

Race 1

The opening lap of Race 1 noticed loads of drama with 5 riders, together with Honda India’s Senthil Kumar, crashing out in moist circumstances. Ranging from 14th on the grid, Sethu made huge good points on Lap 1 to maneuver as much as sixth place. He had a short scare because the moist observe caught him out, however he recovered from his fall to re-join the race.

He ended up ending fifth in what was his very first outing on the Sportsland SUGO Worldwide Circuit. This handed Honda India 11 factors – their highest ever in a single race and their first prime 5 end within the ARRC.

Race 2

Race 2 wasn’t as joyous for Sethu, who by no means actually recovered after making a mistake early on. After struggling for grip, he may solely handle ending 17th.

Kumar, nonetheless, was capable of end within the factors this time round. Benefitting from 4 riders crashing out on the final lap, Kumar completed 15th to bag one level.

The crew at the moment stands 11th total with a complete of 31 factors – simply two factors behind Infinite Staff Shanti (10th) and three factors behind Honda Racing Vietnam (ninth).

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