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Kavin Quintal to race in 2022 Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup | Autocar India

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The reigning Honda India Expertise Cup champion can be a part of the 20-rider grid for this yr’s Asia Expertise Cup.

Kavin Quintal will make the step as much as worldwide racing, becoming a member of the 20-strong grid for the 2022 Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup. The 16-year-old from Chennai is a part of Honda’s rider improvement programme in India and only in the near past gained the 2021 Idemitsu Honda India Expertise Cup (NSF250R).

  • Quintal gained the 2021 Honda India Expertise Cup (NSF250R)
  • Spherical 1 can be held alongside the MotoGP Qatar race

Kavin Quintal racing profession

Quintal kicked off his skilled racing profession in 2017, competing within the Inventory 165cc class of the nationwide championship. In February 2019, he caught Honda 2Wheelers India’s eye after collaborating within the Idemitsu Honda Expertise Hunt.

As a part of the Honda India racing roster, he’s been racing the Moto-Three spec NSF250R for 3 years now. He completed second within the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Honda India Expertise Cup. With some extra expertise beneath his belt, he lastly clinched the title this yr after efficiently defeating Sarthak Chavan.

 “It was my dream to make my title on the planet of racing. For me it’s an honor to be part of Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup surrounded by well-seasoned riders,” stated Quintal. “Having been driving the NSF250R for 3 years now, I, together with the assist and steering of my mentors, have labored exhausting on enhancing my efficiency to have the ability to tame the monitor. Because the solo Honda rider from India, I’ll work exhausting with the workforce and do my finest in each race.”

Quintal representing India in 2022 Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup

A complete of six riders from India have been shortlisted for an opportunity to compete within the 2022 Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup – Quintal, Sarthak Chavan, Rakshith S Dave, Geoffrey and Shyam Babu, and Varoon S. Out of them, Quintal was chosen to be a part of the ultimate grid.

A complete of 20 riders, hailing from seven international locations, will compete on this yr’s version. Twelve races can be held throughout six rounds, and the opening spherical can be held as a assist occasion for the MotoGP Qatar race on March 4-6.

The Idemitsu Asia Expertise Cup is run by Dorna, the organisers of the MotoGP world championship, and is meant to offer younger racers from Asia and Oceana the chance to make their first steps on the street to MotoGP.

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