2014 Honda One Make Race concludes: Winning team gets CBR 250R
Sumit Loucs Toppo (Prolap Racing) won CBR 250R Championship Cup to take home a trophy, and new Honda CBR 150R. Finishing 5 points behind was 1st runner-up Sarath Kumar of Ten 10 Racing (Rs. 20,000 + trophy), and third place went to A. Prabhu of Motorev India (Rs. 10,000 + trophy).
Ten 10 racing won the team’s Championship cup trophy and a CBR 250R. In the Novice category, Naresh Babu won CBR 150R Championship cup. R.Rajanikanth and E.Sarvannan finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. CBR 150R Championship Cup cash prizes were set at, 1st – Rs. 30,000 , 2nd – Rs. 20,000, 3rd – Rs. 10,000.
In Round 5 Ami Van Poederooijen won the Honda CBR 150 Novice category. Vivian Gladwin David finished 2nd, and Shoban Bapu finished 3rd. Naresh Babu was crowned Champion despite his 7th place finish.
2014 MMSC- FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship final round saw Sarath Kumar win Honda CBR 250 Open race. Sarath qualified a second faster than his rivals. Sarath, Deepak R, Sumit Lucas Toppo, and Lal Rindika were involved in a four way battle, and finally Sarath crossed the finish line first, 0.082secs ahead of Deepak. Rindika finished 3rd ahead of Sumit Lucas Toppo. 0.570 seconds separted the top 4.
Honda One Make Race has now completed 7 years, having been introduced in 2008. 319 entries were received in 2014. CBR 250R category was under a Team Championship and Honda leased 16 CBR 250R performance bikes to teams registered at FMSCI. Honda supported participating teams with Original Spare parts worth Rs. 10,000 and tyres replacement per round.
Honda gives Indian riders the Asia Dream Cup platform to develop riding skills. Honda has sponsored Sumit Locus Toppo, Prabhu Arunagiri and Sarath S. As of now, 4 of 6 rounds have been conducted at Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. Two Indian riders are among top 10 riders as of now this year. Remaining rounds are scheduled in Thailand (7-9 November) and Qatar (11-13 December).
In nurturing motorsport in India, Honda has signed an MoU with Ten 10 Racing Academy. Two academy sessions for professional racing training have been held for 45 riders over 15 years of age. The next racing academy is scheduled for November 14-15, 2014. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd says the company willcontinue to provide all possible support and nurture youngsters.