Young Guns of Honda Racing India Shine in the Inaugural Round of the 2024 IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R

Madras International Circuit, Chennai, June 2024: Exhibiting the true racing DNA of Honda, the young riders of the Honda Racing India Team showcased a thrilling performance and made a strong start in Race 1 of Round 1 of the 2024 IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R at the Madras International Circuit in Chennai.

The squad of 14 millennial riders displayed utmost confidence and raced fearlessly on their Moto3 machine, making a strong mark in the opening race of this season. Today’s Race 1 saw Rakshith S. Dave leading the charts in the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cup NSF20R Open class.

Starting with a bit of struggle at the beginning of the race, Rakshith emerged as a strong contender and led the charge in lap 2 by swiftly maneuvering into the first position. Holding his position calmly and riding smoothly throughout the race, he crossed the chequered line at first position with a total time of 11:12.157 as well as clocking the best lap time of 1:50.285.

Following Rakshith were Mohsin P and A.S. James. In the intense battle for the second spot, both riders competed neck and neck. With his international experience, Mohsin P competed strongly and accelerated quicker, finishing in the second position with a total time of 11:16.226. A.S James crossed the chequered line in third place with a total time of 11:16.669, missing the second position by only 0.443 seconds.