Honda Racing India rider Sarthak Chavan creates history at Thailand Talent Cup

Written by AnantaSaranNayak

Sarthak Chavan, a Honda Racing India rider, sets a new record by securing a podium finish at Thailand Talent Cup 2022 Round 2. It is the first time in the history of Honda Racing India that an Indian rider has achieved this remarkable triumph. The 15-year-old lad from Pune showcased his valour and skills on the racetrack.

The Race As It Happened

In the second race of the round, Sarthak made a top 5 finish. Sarthak started the race from 12th place on the grid. The wet racing conditions were quite challenging for the riders. But, with his experience, Sarthak put on a great fight against the other fine Asian riders. He finished the race in third place, just 0.583 seconds behind the race leader.

Sarthak’s 16-year-old teammate, Kavin Quintal, was also out on a great show in the race. In the very first lap, he overtook five riders. Kavin fought off the stiff competition and closed at 9th position with a total time of 29:50.642. Both the riders made a significant impact in the competition. This shows a change happening in the Indian motorsports scenes. Riders are now getting much more competitive with improved support from all directions. Honda is also a major contributor to this success. This also proves the positive development of the Indian riders, thus making them ready for the international level.

Honda Racing Points Status

The Honda Racing India team has now entered the second round of Thailand Talent Cup 2022 with 13 points. The riders finished 12th and 15th place on the grid in Q2. Both Kavin Quintal and Sarthak Chavan showed aggression in race 1. They climbed up to finish at 9th and 13th position, respectively. The results also helped Sarthak add 6 points and Kavin 4 points to his kitty. The duo of Indian riders finished race 2 in the Top 10 (Sarthak at 3rd and Kavin at 9th), thus adding 32 points. As of now, with the end of round 2 of Thailand Talent Cup 2022, Sarthak Chavan currently holds 35 points. Meanwhile, his teammate Kavin Quintal has 10 points in his kitty.

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