Jun 27: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd has kicked off its talent hunt to identify ‘Iconic Indian Riders’ for national and internaitonal championships.
The IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt, kicked off from Bengaluru will further travel to other cities namely- Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Aizwal (Mizoram), Delhi NCR, Bhopal, Vadodara, Pune and Coimbatore. The eminent jury members include Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President- Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Mr. Koji Takahashi, Deputy Director- Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Mr Yusuke Teshima, Director- T Pro Innovations Japan (Ex- MotoGP rider) and Mr. Ramji Govindrajan, Director- Ten10 Racing.
Special selection of 20 riders across 10 cities who possess mettle and passion to create a name in racing will receive professional training at Honda Ten10 Racing Academy. These riders will get an opportunity to compete with each other in the CBR 150R Novice category in the subsequent rounds of IDEMITSU Honda Talent Cup 2018.
“Two of our Indian riders -Rajiv Sethu and Anish Shetty have become center of attraction for the whole world in Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC),” according to Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Brand and Communication, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd.
The opening leg of the conducted in Bengaluru (Karnataka) received a total of 33 registrations ranging in the age group of 13 – 18 years. The top shortlisted candidates will be trained at the Honda 10Ten Racing Academy further to which they will get an opportunity to compete in the CBR 150R Novice category in the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup 2018 Round-2 at Madras Motorsports Race Track in Chennai.
Honda started conducting “HONDA ONE MAKE RACE” in the year 2008. IDEMITSU Honda India Talent is a part of Honda 2Wheelers India’s vision to promote motorsports in India. The races give a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to gain track experience with support from Honda 2Wheelers India