Johor Bahru, Apr 3 (PTI) Shankar Sarath Kumar, representing RAMA Honda Racing team, made a promising start to his campaign in the 2017 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship by picking up points in the SuperSport 600cc class double-header here.
Chennai-based Sarath, coming back from a knee injury, improved his time and consistency, and appeared more comfortable with the bike, Honda CBR 600WR, especially in Race 2, while scoring points in both the races.
The other Indian in the fray, Rajiv Sethu, also in the RAMA Honda Racing team by NTS T.Pro Ten10 team livery, and participating in the Asia Production 250cc class, became the first rider from his country to race a Honda CBR 250RR.
Sarath and Sethu are part of a five-rider contingent in two classes, backed by John Sudheer of RAMA Group of Companies and who is also the team ambassador.
Reflecting on his performance in the first round, Sarath said: “Although I fell down in preliminary tests and hurt my right shoulder, I was able to ride without any problem.”
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