Rollon around the MRF national motorcycle racing event this weekend
Coimbatore, 9th June (UNI) All the best riders will be in action in the MRF
MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, which
returns to the renovated Kari Motor Speedway here after three
one-year interval for the Rolon Round starting tomorrow.
The 2022 championship in five rounds, like the previous edition, promises
to be yet another thriller as the country’s top runners, including several with
international references and manufacturers of two-wheelers such as TVS, Honda,
KTM and Yamaha are vying for honours.
The number of admissions, as in previous seasons, exceeded the bar of
The weekend card includes the national championship consisting of four
categories – Pro-Stock 301-400cc and 165cc, Novice (Stock 165cc)
and Girls (Stock 165cc) – while the Petronas TVS One-Make Championship
(301-400cc Open, Rookie, Girls and Media) and Idemitsu Honda India
Talent Cup (NSF 250R, CBR 150 and Hornet 2.0) are also part of the
A new addition is the Stock 301-400cc class which will be raced
as a support race.
The response from riders has been overwhelming and the promoters,
Madras Motor Sports Club, celebrating its 70th anniversary, closed
registrations for the Novice category (Stock 165cc) within five days
MMSC President Ajit Thomas said: “It’s great to be back at Kari
Motor Speedway after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. We are
overwhelmed by the huge response for the Rolon Round this
weekend which should provide some exciting and high quality racing.”
Both Pro-Stock classes will headline the weekend card as both
the grids are full of riders with proven and international references
Leading the rosters are Rajini Krishnan (301-400cc, RACR Castrol Power)
and Jagan Kumar (165cc, Petronas TVS Racing). The two landed their tenth
National titles last season.
Likewise, Ryhana Bee, who joined the Pacer Yamaha team, would be
the rider to beat in the girls section. She won the title last year,
maintain a clean slate by winning all five rounds.
The Novice category (under 23), which boasts a massive field of 32 riders
selected from 35 participants, will launch a new champion who, however,
must earn the title given the highly competitive field comprising
runners wishing to annex their first national crown.
The two One-Make championships by Honda and TVS have never failed
produce close races in all their categories in the past seasons and it
It is unlikely to be different this year.
While Friday is reserved for free practice and a few qualifying sessions, a
A total of 20 races will be contested over the next two days.
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