Going full throttle to expand
motorsport in India, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced
its biggest directional shift in motorsport from 2018 season.
For the first time Honda is
promoting Indian riders in an Indian team in international motorsports arena.
The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team by T Pro Ten10 will see two promising
Indian riders - second-timer Rajiv Sethu and the rookie Anish D. Shetty battle
it out with 23 other Asian riders in the Asia Production 250cc class. The
marquee SuperSport 600cc will see the team’s third rider, 23-year old Japanese
rider Taiga Hada compete with 21 other riders. Hada was overall 3rd in
SuperSports 600cc in 2017 FIM ARRC season and is placed 7th in the first
qualifying of 2018 season.
Sponsored by IDEMITSU Lube
India Pvt. Ltd., Honda 2Wheelers India will oversee overall team management of
the first ever Indian team at the ARRC. The team’s rider management will be
undertaken by professional Indian team Ten10 Racing Pvt. Ltd while technical
support including bike performance enhancement, modification, data analysis,
maintenance and repairs will be looked after by T-Pro Innovation, a
professional Japanese team.
Globally Honda is synonymous
with racing with a glorious history of iconic riders since 1959. In India,
Honda 2Wheelers made its debut in motorsports a decade earlier in 2008. For the
first 10 years (2008-2017), Honda 2Wheelers India’s motorsport direction was to
‘Promote Fun Culture in India’ with focus on nurturing, developing and giving
professional platforms to Indian riding enthusiasts. And now in 2018, Honda has
announced its new direction.
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