Rajiv Sethu grabs podium for IDEMITSU Honda SK69 Racing team in INMRC Round 4
Chennai, 8 January 2022: Drawing a close on the 4th round of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship on a high, IDEMITSU Honda SK69 Racing’s Rajiv Sethu displayed finesse on track and was the second to cross the chequered line in the Pro-Stock 165cc category.
Stealing the limelight where the 23 young and budding riders of the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup rode fiercely to clinch the top laurels. While championship leader Prakash Kamat solidified his lead in the CBR150R category, it was Sarthak Chavan who overtook teammates to claim the first spot on the podium in the NSF250R category.
Giving an overview of Round 4, Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Senior Vice President – Brand & Communications, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are happy with the outcome of today’s race. Our lead rider Rajiv Sethu has bagged in laurels for the team by claiming second place on the podium. In fact, our young guns weren’t far off and also showcased some brilliant performances on track today with both Prakash Kamat and Sarthak Chavan coming out on top in the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup CBR150R and NSF250R categories respectively. Closing the round on a positive note, we are confident of our rider’s abilities and look forward to coming back fully charged and eyeing for more in Round 5.”
MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship Pro-Stock 165cc:
Rajiv Sethu exuded confidence and today’s race bore testimony to his strategic mindset. The race witnessed several head-on battles to win the top spots. IDEMITSU Honda SK69 racing’s Rajiv Sethu who owing to his calm and composed riding style outpaced competitors, overtaking them at tricky spots to ultimately close in on the second place on the podium. He also clocked in the fastest lap time at 1:57:181. Teammates Senthil Kumar and Mathana S Kumar could not finish the race.
IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R and CBR150R & Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Race:
Today’s race saw championship leader Kavin Quintal take a back seat and claim second place on the podium while Sarthak Chavan rose to glory by clinching the first podium finish completing the race at 14:47:030. Chennai’s Geoffrey Reviven Emmanuel completes the podium by bagging third place.
Culminating the race today, championship leader Prakash Kamat (13:04:485) solidified his lead by closing in on the first place. Giving each other a tough fight to clinch the podium finish it was Rakshit S Dave (13:04:735) who pipped his teammates to finish second. Patna lad Vivek Gaurav (13:06:764) also tough his way and earned himself a third place on the podium.
The Honda Hornet 2.0 One Make Race saw all 15 riders give each other fierce competition in the race to the finish. The race to first place on the podium was a highly contested one between Kevin Kannan, Alwin Sundar, and Ajay Xavier with each one taking over the other on alternate corners. It was, however, Kevin Kannan (13:29:346) who triumphed to the top with Ajay Xavier (13:29:437) in the second place and Prabhu V (13:29:655) in the third place.
Unfortunately, the front-row starters Alwin Sundar and Ullas Santrupt Nanda could not finish the race today.