Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India unveils the road-map for 2016 motorsports season

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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has unveiled its road-map for an action-packed motorsport season in 2016. Honda aims to promote motorsports at the grassroots level and to offer opportunities for talented prospects to develop a career in the sport.

To achieve that goal, Honda today announced a Help Line number – 0124-6712863. Under this initiative, any rider who wishes to take-up motorsport professionally, can reach out to the Honda Racing Team on through this Help Line. The deserving candidates will then be given training on the nuances of two-wheeler racing at the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy. Honda will also provide all technical support as well race-prepped motorcycles to all the aspirants.

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2016 Motorsport season will kick-off with the ninth edition of the Honda One Make Race which will commence from June 24 onwards. But the biggest highlight of 2016 will be the first-ever full-fledged season of the Honda All Women Race. Honda had conducted the first-ever All Women Race during the Round 5 of 2015 season and building on the success, 10 women riders will compete in the First Round of the Honda exclusive women racing event.

For this year, Honda has unveiled new race-prepped racing versions of CBR 250R and CBR 150R. Developed with technical know-how provided by Honda’s Indian R&D team, both the motorcycles are set to scorch the Kari Motor Speedway, beginning this weekend. The new racing version of the CBR 250R gets an upgraded Honda racing kit, including wiring harness with remapping option, advanced racing body cowl kit & equipped with endurance exhaust. The new CBR 150R, on the other hand, gets a reprogrammed ECU & Endurance exhaust.

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HONDA ONE MAKE RACE CALENDAR 2016

RoundRace TrackDate
Round-1Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore24th -26th June
Round-2Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai8th -10th  July
Round-3Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai12th -14th August
Round-4Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai2nd -4th September
Round-5Buddh International Circuit, G.Noida30th Sep’-2nd October

The year 2016 is set to be a landmark year as the Round 5 of the Asia Dream Cup is scheduled to be held at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, from September 29-October 02, 2016. Asia Dream Cup is the brain-child of Honda Motor Company, Japan which gives the riders a platform to develop riding skills comparable to the best of Asian riders.

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Honda racing team also announced the dates and venues for the 5 sessions of Honda Ten 10 Racing Training Academy. The academy offers an opportunity to participants to blossom their talent and build a career in motorsports.

The training session typically receives participation from 20 two-wheeler racing enthusiasts. Post the session, Honda Ten10 Racing Academy issues a Level 1 certificate to participants, rendering them eligible to participate in two-wheeler road racing championship organized by Madras Motorsports Club.

HONDA Ten10 RACING ACADEMY CALENDAR, 2016

Session 1Kari Motor Speedway, CoimbatoreJuly 2016
Session 2Madras Motor Race Track, ChennaiAugust 2016
Session 3Mumbai/GoaSeptember 2016
Session 4Buddh International Circuit, G.NoidaNovember, 2016
Session 5BangaloreDecember 2016

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