At the official tyre test following the conclusion of the 2018 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, the Idemitsu Honda Racing India T.Pro Ten10 team is testing two new Indian riders for the Asia Production 250cc class in 2019.
Honda India has recently, in 2018, launched a concerted effort to develop the sport of motorcycle racing back home. The Idemitsu Honda Racing India T.Pro Ten10 team spearheads the move by providing a platform through which Indian riders are exposed to racing at the highest level in the Asian region.
This season, the team fielded Sethu Rajiv and Anish Damodara Shetty. Sethu finished 27th overall with 7 points collected over six rounds. His best finishing position was P13. Anish, meanwhile, ranked 31st overall with two points collected.
Sethu is confirmed to stay in the AP250 class for another season. This week at the Chang International Circuit, 17-year-old Senthil Kumar and 18-year-old Kritik Habib are testing for the final slot in the team.
After the first day out on the track, Senthil who has raced at the Chang International Circuit via the Thailand Talent Cup has been able to put in quicker times. His fastest time on Day 1 was clocked at 1’58.177s while Kritik’s best time was 2’04.032s
However, the team has yet to release the final confirmation for their 2019 line-up. Stay tuned for more updates.