Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) A total of 57 racers will take the track when the third round of the Honda One Make Race gets underway here on Saturday.

The race will witness India’s 13 best racers riding on the CBR 150R in the three new categories of National Championships.

Honda’s arsenal in the Super Sport Indian 165 (modified) category will be led by Asia Road Racing Championship participant Sarath Kumar (1st position in Round 1, 4th in Round 2).

The Pro-Stock 165 (Open) will witness four CBR 150R’s on the grid with Asia Dream Cup winners Hari Krishnan (1st in both rounds) and Sethu Rajiv (2nd in both rounds) leading the battle.

The Stock 165 (Novice) too will have seven racers including Piyush Ranjan (3rd in Round 2) competing on Honda CBR 150R’s.

Honda’s flagship CBR 250R Team Championship will see intense competition between 13 racers from four teams (Apex Racing, Ten 10 Racing, Pro Lap Racing and Rock Star Racing).

The grid will boast of India’s top notch racing talent including Asia Dream Cup double podium winner Hari Krishnan and last round’s top two finishers Mathana Kumar and Abhishek among others.

The third round of the Honda All Ladies race will see seven female racers including last rounds’ top three finishers Soundari A from Chennai, Pooja Ajit Dabhi from Pune and Aishwarya P from Bangalore.

“Honda has always been at the forefront of promoting motor racing and is an integral part of Honda’s DNA. It has been our constant endeavour to promote the sport in India by providing a platform for aspiring riders to realise their potential,” said Prabhu Nagaraj, vice-President, Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.

“Honda is also committed to encourage the participation of women riders and first full season of the Honda All Ladies race has been immensely successful,” he added.

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