The world of motorsports is still very nascent in India. A handful of manufacturers though have been trying real hard to promote things. One such bike maker has been Honda. While their One Make Races have been trying to give racers a platform to showcase their talent, they have gone several steps further by organising training academies with Ten 10 Racing.
This is the first training session of the year 2016 and there are 11 more to go. Organised at Meco Kartopia track in Bangalore, the Honda Ten 10 Racing Academy introduces young talented riders to the world of motorsports. Learning the tricks of the trade from the members of a professional racing team, now that’s not something which you get everyday.
The inaugural session in the IT capital of the country offered theory as well practical lessons to 20 riders between the age group of 17 to 30. Teaching them were some of the biggest names in the industry. The theory sessions were headed by Ramji Govindrajan, the Chief Trainer of the academy. Also present were Sarath Kumar, Vinath Kannan and Mathana Kumar.
This day long level 1 training saw riders deduce the fundamental difference between riding on a race-track and city roads. The theoretical session briefed riders on safety on the track, including a session on what should and should not be done in case of a crash. The practical on-track riding sessions helped riders understand their race machines on track and experience for themselves the techniques of throttling, braking and how to deal with dimensions of each racing track.
The bikes for the training, CBR 150R for the first timers and CBR 250R for the experienced, were provided by Honda Racing team.
Honda, you truly are doing a commendable job here!