Indian Rider Anish Shetty Scores His First International Point In Round 2 Of ARRC

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Year 2018 is already setting in as a cracker of a motorsport season for Honda’s Indian riders. After announcing its new motorsport direction ‘To develop iconic Indian rider for National & International Championships’, this is the first season of Honda newly formed first Indian team ‘IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team’ by T Pro Ten10.

After the inaugural round in Thailand, the second round in Adelaide (Australia) saw the Indian rookie Anish D. Shetty snap his first point of the season in Asia Production 250cc class. Starting from a far 19th on the grid, Anish worked his way and finished for the first time in top 15 riders. Anish scored the first point in his season in his maiden run Australia. Anish clocked his best lap time of 2:11:953 and a top speed of 197 kilometers/ hour.

Meanwhile, it was a tough weekend for the second-timer Rajiv Sethu who crashed in the third practice and suffered a wrist injury. Honda 2Wheeler India team’s third rider, 19-year old Japanese rider Taiga Hada competed in the marquee SuperSport 600cc with 21 other riders. Starting from Third position, Hada was comfortably leading when the race was abandoned due to two red flags with no points awarded to any rider or team.

Honda Indian rider during Race 2 of Asia Road Racing Championship SuperSports600cc category

‘IDEMITSU Honda Racing India’ by T Pro Ten10 Rider Profiles

Rider: Sethu Rajiv

  • Country: India
  • Motorcycle: Honda CBR 250RR
  • Age: 20
  • Category: Asia Production 250cc

Rider: Anish Shetty

  • Country: India
  • Motorcycle: Honda CBR 250RR
  • Age: 23
  • Category: Asia Production 250cc

Rider: Taiga Hada

  • Country: Japan
  • Motorcycle: Honda CBR 600RR
  • Age: 23
  • Category: Super Sports 600cc