Asia Road Racing Championship: Honda Racing India’s Rajiv Sethu makes Top 5 coating
Reported By: |Edited By: |Source: ANI|Updated: Aug 13, 2022, 11:31 PM IST
The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India commemorated its best-ever efficiency in the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2022 (ARRC). Today’s race made India proud. It is the very first time that India’s solo group protected the leading 5 settings at Asia’s hardest road race champion. Rajiv Sethu taped the brand-new finest coating by an Indian motorcyclist in AP250 course of ARRC at the 5th place.
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Saturday’s AP250 race was just one of the hardest races of the period with 5 motorcyclists collapsing out in the very first lap. Starting the damp 12-lap race 1 from 14th on the grid, Rajiv promptly relocated to 6th location after lap 1. From thereon, he remained to preserve his placement up until he dropped in lap 5 because of a damp racetrack. Determined to end up the race, Rajiv tested himself and also instantly re-joined the race to ultimately go across the chequered line at 5th location.
With Indian motorcyclist Rajiv Sethu of #honda2wheeler at Asia Road Racing Championship at Suzuka circuit atJapan #ARRC pic.twitter.com/HeDuedpqFd— Amit Kumar Das (@amitbigb01) June 3, 2018
Masterful race efficiency by the Indian motorcyclist Rajiv Sethu in his extremely initial getaway at Sportsland Sugo International Circuit caused the group recognizing its following action up by protecting the leading 5 settings in Race 1 of AP250 course and also gaining 11 factors.
Proud these days’s efficiency, Prabhu Nagaraj, Honda Motorcycle and also Scooter India, stated, “Today, it’s a happy day for Honda Racing India! We have reached the first step of our target top 5 finish. In a nail-biting race where many riders crashed out due to wet weather conditions, our rider Rajiv Sethu showed his mettle and made India proud with his fifth-place finish. With his splendid performance, the team earned 11 points. His performance not only created a record but also boosted the morale of the entire team. Meanwhile, Senthil Kumar couldn’t complete the race due to a crash. This was disappointing but he’s learning fast and I’m confident that he will come back stronger and wiser. I am confident that tomorrow’s race will see more excitement from both the riders.”
Meanwhile, it was a challenging day for colleague Senthil Kumar that collapsed out in the very first lap because of a damp racetrack.
“Today’s race was a true test for all riders as weather conditions were not in favour. I am happy that I didn’t rush on the wet track and maintained a steady position in the race. Despite meeting a crash, I continued with the same performance as my focus was to earn points for the team. The training from our trainers and experience in past races helped me in countering all race hurdles and set a record for the team in ARRC. Having this performance as one of the biggest motivations, I am looking forward to another best results in tomorrow’s race.” stated Honda Racing India motorcyclistRajiv Sethu
“Riding in the circuit of Japan is a dream for every Honda rider and I am happy that today on the same track our team created history. But I am not satisfied with my performance as the bad weather became a roadblock for me. Learning from today’s mistakes, I am preparing well for tomorrow and confident to earn points for the team in the final race of this round, ” stated Honda Racing India motorcyclistSenthil Kumar