Buriram (Thailand), 20 May 2016: Indian racer Hari Krishnan romped home to his first-ever podium at an International level, finishing a credible second in Race 2 of the Asia Dream Cup at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship.
After a spectacular performance from start-to-finish, the 22-year old from Chennai provided ample proof of his immense talent with his trademark aggressive racing style. Hari. a product of Honda’s training at Ten10 Racing academy, was selected by Honda to represent India based on his consistent performances in the Honda One-Make Race Championships. He became the second-Indian to manage a podium finish after S Sarath Kumar, who had finished second in Qatar in 2014. He clocked 16’52.792s.
Basking in glory, Hari celebrated his second-place by bringing the Indian flag with him to the podium, sending the Indian diaspora present at the Chang International Circuit into raptures.
Having earlier finished the Race 1 in 11th position; Hari is currently placed seventh in the overall Championship Standings with 32 points.
The Asia Dream Cup, a part of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, is an intense 6 round motorcycle racing championship conducted by Honda aimed at developing motorsport riders across the world. Eighteen racers from 10 countries, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka and India, raced on specially modified CBR 250Rs in Asia’s best race tracks.
This year, the Buddh International Circuit will host the Round 5 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.
eom/MSL press release