Buddh Nagar (near New Delhi), 20 March 2014: Former Moto 3 rider Sarath Kumar will lead the charge of 80 riders as the 2014 FMSCI-MMSC Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship gets underway for the TVS & Honda One Make Championships at the Buddh International Circuit this weekend. Both Honda CBR 250R and TVS APACHE RTR 180 categories will be the support races for the exciting new Tata T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship.
The MMSC INMRC will feature two races from each category. The TVS Apache RTR 180 will have the Open and Novice class while Honda will have the CBR150R Novice class and CBR250R Open class. Some of India’s top riders including Sarath Kumar, Sumit Lucas Toppo, A Prabhu, Mathana Kumar and a host of other riders will be taking part in this weekend’s races.
For the first time the MMSC-INMRC will also see riders hailing from different parts of the country with riders from Ahmadabad, Chandigrah, Faridabad, Patna, Madurai, Chennai, Hyderabad all competing. This is only the second time that Motorcycle racing will take place at the BIC after MMSC hosted a Round of the INMRC last September.
Vicky Chandhok, Chairman of the Event, commented, “We are extremely pleased to be promoters of India’s first ever Truck racing championship. Having the TVS and Honda One Make Championships support the truck races promises a great weekend of motorsport for all fans. We have one of the biggest grids this year with riders from all over the country including Dehradun, Ranchi, Amritsar, Delhi etc. Honda and TVS are two important partners for us along with Yamaha, who are helping us reach out to young riders from different parts of the country.”
TVS and Honda are no strangers to Two-wheeler racing in India, promoting the sport in a big way. TVS have a long association with Indian motorsport in Racing and Motorcross events. Honda have also played a role in helping youngsters race internationally with 3-4 Indians participating in the Honda Asia Dream Cup last year and confirming their participation for this year as well.
Qualifying will take place tomorrow while races will be held on Saturday and Sunday morning.
eom/Adrenna Release/edited by David