The third round will witness a total of 57 entries from Honda across categories including 13 CBR 150R race machines leased to teams for National Championships.
The Round 3 of Honda One Make Race is all set to take off this weekend in Chennai. The round 3 will host 3 new categories namely Super Sport Indian 165 (Modified), Pro-Stock 165 (Open) and Stock 165 (Novice). The Super Sport Indian 165 category will be led by Asia Road Racing Championship participant Sarath Kumar (1st position in Round 1, 4th in Round 2). The Pro-Stock 165 will witness 4 CBR 150R’s on the grid with Asia Dream Cup winners Hari Krishnan (1st position in Round 1 and Round 2) and Sethu Rajiv (2nd position in Round 1 & Round 2) leading the battle. The Stock 165 too will have 7 racers including Piyush Ranjan (3rd position in Round 2) competing on Honda CBR 150R’s.
Honda’s flagship CBR 250R Team Championship will see participation of 13 racers from 4 teams namely Apex Racing, Ten 10 Racing, Pro Lap Racing and Rock Star Racing. On the other hand, the third round of the Honda All Ladies race will see 7 female racers including last rounds top three finishers Soundari A. from Chennai, Pooja Ajit Dabhi from Pune and Aishwarya P. from Bangalore. In this year’s edition of Honda One Make Race, all woman riders have been trained at the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy for the 5 race event (compared to just 1 inaugural all ladies race in 2015).
Speaking ahead of the second round of the current season, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice-President, Customer Service, HMSI said, “Honda has always been at the forefront of promoting motor racing and is an integral part of Honda’s DNA. It has been our constant endeavour to promote the sport in India by providing a platform for aspiring riders to realize their potential. Honda is also committed to encourage the participation of women riders and first full season of the Honda All Ladies race has been immensely successful.”