Honda sponsored Indian racer Hari Krishnan romped home to his first-ever podium finish at an International level, finishing at second-position in the Race 2 of the Asia Dream Cup at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. Putting in an impressive performance from start-to-finish, the 22-year old from Chennai provided ample proof of his talent with his aggressive racing style.
Hari, a product of Honda’s training Ten10 Racing academy and selected by Honda to represent India basis his consistent performances in the Honda One Make Race Championships became the second-Indian to manage a podium finish after S Sarath Kumar had finished second in Qatar during 2014 season.
Hari celebrated his second-place finish (clocking 16’52.792s) by bringing the Indian flag with him to the podium, sending the Indian diaspora present at the Chang International Circuit into raptures. Having earlier finished the Race 1 in 11th position; Hari is currently placed seventh in the overall Championship Standings with 32 points.
The Asia Dream Cup, a part of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, is an intense 6 round motorcycle racing championship conducted by Honda aimed at developing motorsport riders across the world. 18 racers from 10 countries across Asia (Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka and India) raced on specially modified CBR 250Rs in Asia’s best race tracks.
This year, the Buddh International Circuit will host the Round 5 of the event from September 29-October 02, 2016.