Honda hosted a first-of-its-kind race for women riders in India at Chennai’s Madras Motor Race Track on Sunday.
At the conclusion of the eighth season of the Honda one-make championship, 10 ladies from around the country hit the MMRT in a historic race.
Chennai’s Rehana Reya made up two places from her starting position to take the chequered flag, fending off pole sitter Pooja Dabhi. Soundari A, also from Chennai, rounded off the podium.
Speaking at the occasion, Prabhu Nagraj, VP, Customer Service, HMSI, said, “It is always Honda’s endeavor to bring new categories and excitement into the race.”
“To democratize motorsport, and to offer the adrenaline pumping track experience to our women audiences as well, we have introduced, for the first time in Chennai, an All-Ladies Race.”
“All 10 girls, who raced today have been trained by the Honda Racing Training Academy,’’ he added.
Elsewhere, Sumit Lucas Toppo of Pro Lap Racing and United Tech Torque’s Dinesh Kumar won one CBR250 race apiece as Sarath Kumar, who was already crowned the championship last month, decided to skip the final round.
In the CBR 150 category, it was Kishoar VS who took a double victory to finish third in a championship won by Aravind Balakrishnan.