The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team wraps up the action packed round 2 of 2023 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) with overall 2 points.The hot and sweltering weather condition at the Sepang International Circuit coupled with sizzling competition made today’s Asia Production 250cc (AP250cc) an even more challenging affair.
The solo Indian team’s rider Kavin Samaar Quintal had put together a consistent performance in yesterday’s AP250cc race 1.
After making a good start from 16th position, the 17-year-old rider couldn’t surge ahead till the 5th lap.
By lap 6 he overtook 1 rider.
Keeping calm and maintaining his pace, the young lad from Chennai finished in 14th – just on the edge of the points as several riders ahead made mistakes.
His best lap of 2:27.647 earned him and the team 2 valuable points in the championship.
Fresh from his 16th place qualifier and 14th place finish in yesterday’s outing, Kavin was keen to make a forward step in today’s race 2 but he could not finish the race after his bike developed a technical snag in lap 2 and he returned to the pits.
Kavin has notched up 2 points in round 2 here at the Sepang International Circuit maintaining his presence in top 15 in championship overall.
On the other hand, his fellow teammate Mohsin Paramban from Mallapuram had put in a fighting ride to finish the race 1 of AP250cc in 17th position 3 places higher than his qualifying position of 20th.
Despite a good start which pushed the 20-year-old rider 1 position ahead to 18th by 2nd lap of today’s race 2, an overtake by another rider during the 3rd lap pulled him down to 19th.
From thereon he continued to maintain his position until the last lap where he crashed out due to an attempt to chase another rider ahead of him.
Unfortunately, the rookie rider couldn’t score any point in the Sepang round.
With the end of round 2, The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team has earned an additional two valuable points, bringing their total to 11 points thus far in the 2023 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).
Quote of Mr. Tsutsumu Otani – President, CEO & Managing Director, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Said :
IDEMITSU Honda Racing India rider Kavin Quintal Said :
IDEMITSU Honda Racing India rider Mohsin Paramban Said :
The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team will now look forward to the third round of 2023 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship which will take place at Sportsland Sugo International Circuit (Japan) on 23 -25 June 2023.