Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has announced its biggest directional shift in motorsport from 2018 season ‘to develop iconic Indian rider for National & International Championships’ which encapsulates Honda’s aggressive vision to nurture and develop Indian riders of international stature.
This is the first time that Honda is promoting Indian riders in an Indian team in international motorsports arena. The IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team by T Pro Ten10 will see two promising Indian riders – Rajiv Sethu and Anish D. Shetty – battle it out with 23 other Asian riders in the Asia Production 250cc class. The SuperSport 600cc will see the team’s third rider, 23-year old Taiga Hada compete with 21 participants. Hada was overall 3rd in SuperSports 600cc in 2017 FIM ARRC season and is placed 7th in the first qualifying of 2018 season.
Sponsored by IDEMITSU Lube India Pvt. Ltd., Honda 2Wheelers India will oversee overall team management of the first ever Indian team at the ARRC. The team’s rider management will be undertaken by professional Indian team Ten10 Racing Pvt. Ltd while technical support including bike performance enhancement, modification, data analysis, maintenance and repairs will be looked after by T-Pro Innovation, a professional Japanese team.
Team & Rider Profiles:
IDEMITSU Honda Racing India’ by T Pro Ten10
Asia Production 250cc
Anish D. Shetty