Honda sponsored Indian motorcycle professional racer S Sarath Kumar became the first Indian racer to clinch podium victory in the Honda Asia Dream Cup Road Racing Championship 2014. Becoming the first Indian rider to win podium position, Kumar received the trophy while wrapped in the Indian tri-colour. The final 6th round at Losial International Circuit, Qatar saw 22 year old Kumar from Chennai finish second on the CBR 250R.
Asia Dream Cup is the next step of Honda Motor Company, Japan to promote and develop motorsport skills amongst Asian riders. Here, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have sponsored three budding racers from India to compete with Asia’s best racers and improve their racing skill too.
Honda Asia Dream Cup is a six round motorcycle racing championship where 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 in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Qatar.
Speaking on this accomplishment, Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “All three Indian riders put in a lot of hard work this season. We are delighted to see the marked improvement in their overall position in the Championship. We congratulate Sarath, Sumit and Prabhu for their racing success. Honda will nurture Indian racers in future too.”
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