Honda flag off racing season 2016

Honda kicks-off 2016 motorsports season Web

First round of the Honda One Make Race to be held at Coimbatore’s Kari Speedway

The ninth edition of the Honda One Make is all set to commence on June 24, and promises to be the start of an exciting season. Honda have also gone the extra mile to get talented women on the grid, and in a first, the year’s racing will include a season exclusively for women racers. The 10 ladies participating in this year’s season have been trained at Honda’s own Ten10 Racing Academy.

Just days before the racing was to start, Honda unveiled the race-prepared versions of the CBR 250R and CBR 150R, and also launched India’s first motorsport helpline to help mould young, aspiring racers. Budding talent can call them to receive the correct guidance towards becoming future champions. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Customer Service, HMSI, said, “Motorsport has been in Honda’s DNA from the inception. There is something about motor racing that grabs the imagination of almost everyone. At Honda, we are delighted to announce the launch of our helpline – 0124-6712863 through which we will be able help youngsters dreaming about a career in motorsports, actually achieve it.” Speaking on the inaugural woman’s races he said, “It is always Honda’s endeavour to bring new categories and excitement into the race. Following an overwhelming response from participants, and support from the motorsport fraternity, we are pleased to announce a full-season of Honda Exclusive Women Race.”

The Honda Racing team must be applauded for taking the initiative to nurture talented riders at the grassroots level, and making motorsport more accessible to all.

Below is the schedule for the 2016 season of the Honda One Make Race Championship

Round Race Track Date
Round 1 Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore 24-26 June
Round 2 Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai 8-10 July
Round 3 Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai 12-14 August
Round 4 Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai 2-4 September
Round 5 Buddh International Circuit, G.Noida 30 Sep’-2 October


Riders interested in pursuing a career in motorsport can Honda Racing’s helpline at +91-124-6712863.

The Honda Ten10 Racing Academy has also announced the course dates for 2016; five sessions will be held at different venues across the country.

Session 1 Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore July 2016
Session 2 Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai August 2016
Session 3 Mumbai/Goa September 2016
Session 4 Buddh International Circuit, G.Noida November, 2016
Session 5 Bangalore December 2016'

Believes that happiness can be found mid-corner.

Anosh Khumbatta – who has written posts on Best Bikes in India | No.1 Two Wheeler Magazine | Bike India.

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