Action packed Saturday for Honda2Wheelers supported riders in Round 5 of Asia Dream Cup and Asia Road Racing Championship


  • 3 Indian Honda riders lead the Asia Dream Cup challenge
  • Hari Krishnan (7th) and Sethu Rajiv (10th) finish in top 10 in Asia Dream Cup
  • Mathanakumar enters as wild card entry in Asia Dream Cup
  • Injury forces Sarath Kumar to opt out of Round 5 of Asia Road Racing Championship
  • Sethu Rajiv, Manthana Kumar S and Mithun Kumar P K complete the podium in the CBR 250cc Open of Honda One Make Race

The 5th round of the Asia Dream Cup (ADC) and Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) got off to a scintillating start at the Buddh International Circuit here in Greater Noida.


 Asia Dream Cup

The Honda2 Wheeler backed trio of Hari Krishnan (bike # 17), Sethu Rajiv (bike # 18) and S. Mathanakumar put up a spirited display to claim 7th position (17.06.796) and 10th position (17.10.871)) respectively in Race 1 of the 5th round of Asia Dream Cup. They will have another shot tomorrow in Race 2 as they look to pick up a podium finish.

Claiming the first spot in Asia Dream Cup was Hiroki Nakamura of Japan who clocked 17.01.674. Joining him in the podium were Indonesian riders Yassiin Gabriel Somm and Muhd Febriansyah finished second and third respectively in a closely contested race.


SuperSports 600CC (Race 1)

The Indian challenge at the 5th round of ARRC Supersports600 CC received an early setback as the only Indian in the grid, Sarath Kumar had to withdraw from the race owing to a crash during the qualifying. Anthony Keith West from Australia emerged victorious clocking 25.21.592 followed by Dectha KraisartA from Thailand and Ahmad Yudhistira from Indonesia in second and third place respectively.

Honda CBR 250cc Open (Race 1)

The grid for Honda’s flagship CBR 250R Team Championship saw India’s top notch 21 riders. Sethu Rajiv grabbed the top position with a total time of 2.32.667 and was closely followed by Mathana Kumar S who finished second. Mithun Kumar P K finished third to complete the podium.


Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President – Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. (HMSI) said, “The Indian riders Hari Krishnan and Sethu Rajiv displayed great character to fight it out in a very competitive grid. It was a tough race and I am very happy with the way they performed today and i am confident that they will put up an even better show tomorrow. I would like to congratulate Sethu Rajiv on winning the Honda CBR 250cc Open and wish him luck for tomorrow.

About Asia Road Racing Championship: Introduced in 1996, the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship is the largest motorcycle racing series in Asia. The production series features three open-make categories (SuperSports 600cc, Asia Production 250cc and Underbone 130cc) as well as single manufacturer Asian platform like Honda’s Asia Dream Cup.

About Asia Dream Cup: The Asia Dream Cup, a part of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, is an intense 6 round motorcycle racing championship conducted by Honda aimed at developing motorsport riders across the world. 19 racers from 12 countries across Asia (Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taipei, Vietnam, Singapore and India) raced on specially modified CBR 250Rs in Asia’s best race tracks.