New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) After identifying the next racing talent from the east and south regions, the one-of-its-kind ‘IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt has now finally arrived to the north region of Delhi & NCR.
The talent hunt is Honda’s unique initiative which aims to identify young racers starting as early as 13 years of age. Through this platform, Honda two-Wheelers India will groom the best of young riders from Delhi and NCR for a racing career spanning national and international championships.
After the last four rounds in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Aizawl, round 5 of the Hunt today saw overwhelming participation of 19 youngsters with the youngest being only 15 years of age.
The candidates had to go through 3 levels of tests. The first aspect is their physical fitness, while the second is their race orientation and riding skills especially for the race track.
This was followed by a Jury interview wherein the candidates and their guardians were interviewed to understand both their motorsport passion and family support to making this a career.
Representing the jury were Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj – Vice President, Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Mr. Chandan Burdak – Division Head, Motorsports, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, and Mr. Ramji Govindrajan, Director- Ten10 Racing.
After shortlisting in phase 1, the top candidates of the Talent Hunt of Delhi & NCR will be trained and given an opportunity to ride on the track in Phase II. It is from this pool of talent that Honda will pick up the best talent for future development. These final riders will then join the 12 selected riders to race in the Honda Talent Cup CBR 150R category in the 2019 season.