Honda Racing announces squad for 2022 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship
The 2022 INMRC five-round season will see two Honda satellite teams go head-to-head in the 165cc Pro-Stock. Additionally, the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup will feature 11 riders in the NSF250R Cup and nine riders in the CBR150R class.
IDEMITSU SK69 Honda Racing Team riders Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar will compete in PS165 cc
Kicking off the racing season this weekend at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, Honda Racing India has announced its driver line-up for the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) and IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup. The 2022 INMRC five-round season will see two Honda satellite teams go head-to-head in the 165cc Pro-Stock. In addition to the INMRC, the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup is divided into two categories. The 2022 NSF250R Cup as part of the talent cup will see 11 young riders compete on the Moto3 machine. Meanwhile, the CBR150R class will have nine riders on the grid, with the youngest just 12 years old. The Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Race will also be held over five rounds and will allow 15 customers from across the country to ride the Hornet 2.0 race bike.
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The Honda NSF250R Moto3 machine will be ridden by 11 young riders
Speaking on the 2022 season, Prabhu Nagaraj – Operations, Brand and Communications Officer, HMSI said: “Filled with motivation and enthusiasm, we are ready for the 2022 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship season. This time we are here with our three expert pilots – Rajiv Sethu, Senthil Kumar and Abhishek V who are vying for the national championship PS165 cc titles.At the same time, 20 young shoots will exude new energy and enthusiasm to set foot on the track with IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup. Part of Honda’s DNA, we are pleased to make motorsport accessible to our customers with the Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make race. With an impressive line-up and our team of experts, we are convinced that the 2022 season will bring us laurels.
In the Pro-Stock 165cc class, Honda will field international riders Rajiv Sethu and Senthil Kumar from the IDEMITSU SK69 Honda Racing Team. The riders showcased India in the Asian Road Race Championship and will apply their knowledge in the National Championship. Rajiv and Senthil will be joined by ASK Honda Racing Team’s Abhishek Vasudev.
In the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R, 11 riders will ride the same Honda machine as the Moto3 champions. This includes Rakshith S Dave, Johann Reeves Emmanuel, Theopaul Leander of Chennai, as well as Prakash Kamat of Bokaro Steel City who was promoted from the CBR150R Cup. Sarthak Chavan from Pune, Shyam Sundar from Chennai, Samuel Martin and AS James from Bengaluru, Mohsin P from Velachery, Raj Dashwanth from Trichy and Vivek Rohit Kapadia from Belgaum will join the team.
In the Talent Cup CBR150R class, the grid will see three new riders – Beedani Rajendera, Syed Mohammed and Pothu Vignesh from Telangana, having been selected in the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt held earlier this year. in Hyderabad. They will be joined by Raheesh Khatri from Mumbai, Siddesh Sawant from Kohlapur, Shyam Babu and Ashwin Vivek from Chennai; Harshit Bogar from Bengaluru and Steve Waugh Sugi from Trichy.