2013 Asia Dream Cup Hiroki Ono’s presence will be felt once again in the Asia Road Racing Championship. Come Round 3 at the Suzuka Circuit in June, Ono will be making a homecoming of sorts – as a team owner and manager.
Team Hiro, which is owned and managed by the former ARRC protégé, will be fielding two wildcards in the Asia Production 250cc class – Masaharu Ono (no relation to Hiroki Ono) and Narita Akito.
Following his Asia Dream Cup win five years ago, Ono’s career had brought him to the world series with Honda Team Asia. Ono is not the only current or former Honda Team Asia rider to run his own racing outfit. His once-competitor and team mate Khairul Idham Pawi, runs a similar rookies-driven programme in his home country, Malaysia.
photo : Team Hiro