One of Asia’s most prestigious events for two-wheeler racing, PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), is coming to India this August. The event is the third race of six and will take place at Chennai’s Sriperumbudur track from August 4 – 7.
The championship is especially special as it is currently the only international two-wheeler racing event in India. Races in the Underbone 115cc and the Super Sports 600cc categories will be hosted in Chennai. Krishnan Rajini of Moto-Rev India is the country’s sole representative in the Championship, competing in the SuperSports 600cc category. Meanwhile, in the Underbone 115cc category, there is also local participation with TVS Racing Team joining with a wildcard local rider and an import rider, from Malaysia for the race.
The Chennai crowd has a big reason to cheer as the event promoter, Two Wheels Motor Racing (TWMR) Promotions Director, Ron Hogg commented, “We are offering spectators free admission for this outstanding race with the hope of further raising the interest for two- wheeler racing in India.”
For the race weekend, Friday and Saturday will see practice and qualifying sessions while the final races are scheduled for Sunday, August 7th from 10am until 5pm.