Chennai, The MRF MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship was set for a grand climax at the MMRT this weekend that would witness as many as 18 races and edge-of-the-seat, high-stakes battle for titles across all categories.
With double points being awarded for this fifth and final round, there was everything to ride for, especially for front runners.The National Championship, comprising Pro-Stock category (200-300cc, 301-400cc and 165cc), which will no doubt headline the weekend, Novice (Stock 165cc) and Girls (Stock 165cc), are all set for close finishes with not much separating the top riders on the leaderboard, in terms of points.
For the manufacturers--TVS, Honda, Yamaha and KTM--there is plenty to gain from this weekend. The situation is much the same in the TVS One-Make Championship that has three categories in Open (RR 310), Novice and Girls (RTR 200) and also the Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup-NSF 250R (FIM Moto3-spec) and CBR 150 (Novice).
Both TVS and Honda have invested time and effort in plenty to identify and develop young talent that has turned out in good numbers from across the country. Predicting close races, Race Director Manoj Dalal, said
“this weekend, we look forward close competition, that has been a feature through the year, with the championship titles up for grabs.''
''In a bid to inject more interest and competition,
we decided to double the points across all National Championship categories for this (final) round. Hence, we are in this exciting situation where every title, be it individual or team, is wide open, and we expect extremely competitive