Bend Motorsport Park- Australia: ‘IDEMITSU Honda Racing India’ – the solo Indian two-wheeler racing team from Honda 2Wheelers India is all fired up to raise the stakes higher in Round 2 of Asia Road Racing Championship 2019.
After the inaugural round in Malaysia earlier in March’19, Asia’s toughest motorsports racing championship has now reached Australia and kicks off tomorrow with start of official practice.
Sharing preparations of the IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team, Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President – Brand and Communications, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “Honda made a good start to 2019 ARRC season. Both Rajiv and Senthil lapped up points in the first round and put the solo Indian team among Top 7. Now, round 2 in Australia brings with it new set of challenges. Senthil faces the daunting challenge of mastering Adelaide track but is excited to make new records. Rajiv is already aware of the track and his past experience will support him in scoring top chart. The team has come back with intense training, more learning and the final wind in the wings will be the world class guidance by ex-GP rider Tomoyoshi Koyama. We are confident that both riders will outperform and will make India proud”.
Leading the ARRC charge is the experienced Rajiv Sethu for whom 2019 is his 3rd season in ARRC. Rajiv has shown consistent improvement since his ARRC debut in 2017; climbing from 46th spot in his inaugural year to closing 27th position in 2018. In 2019, Rajiv opened the throttle and is ranked 14th in AP 250cc class championship snapping up 8 points in his kitty already.
Backing Rajiv up as his teammate is the 18-year-old promising rookie rider Senthil Kumar. In 2018, Senthil showed promising results in his debut year at Thai Talent Cup and finished 3rd in the 2018 INMRC Pro Stock 165cc championship on the domestic front. In 2019 season of ARRC, Senthil made his mark by winning 2 points in his debut race in Sepang circuit.