Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2024: A Thrilling Start with 19 Races

Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship

The MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2024 has begun at the Madras International Circuit, promising an adrenaline-fueled spectacle for racing enthusiasts. This year’s championship has attracted over 100 entries from across India, representing 16 teams.

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The first round of the championship, scheduled from June 13 to 16, features 19 races. The spotlight is on two Pro-Stock classes – the 301-400cc Open and the 165cc Open. These races will showcase the country’s top riders on TVS, Honda, Yamaha, and KTM machines.

In addition to the Pro-Stock classes, the championship also includes Novice categories for Stock bikes – 165cc (under-23), Girls (165cc), and 301-400cc. These categories have attracted a sizable number of entries, reflecting the growing popularity of motorcycling in India.

The event will also showcase two One-Make Championships (OMC) organized by the Madras Motor Sports Club. TVS will present races in the Open, Rookie, Girls, and Media categories, featuring the RR 310 and Apache RTR 200 bikes. The Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup will display the super-quick NSF 250R machines. TVS will also have one race for their Electric RTE bikes.

Both TVS and Honda conducted a series of trials across India to shortlist talented young riders for their respective categories. Select riders, based on their performance, have been given the opportunity to compete at the Asian level. This underscores the event’s role in nurturing future stars.

The 301-400cc Novice category has been upgraded to National Championship status after previously being a support event. In a significant move, the number of races in the National Championship Girls category has been increased from five to ten, with a double-header in each of the five rounds. This initiative provides a game-changing opportunity for girls, giving them exposure and opportunities comparable to those of men.

MMSC President Ajit Thomas expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming season, stating, “We are extremely pleased to have received well over 100 entries for the two-wheeler National Racing Championship which will commence this weekend.”

“We extend a warm welcome to the competitors, our long-time sponsors MRF Tyres, the manufacturers and the Media for the 2024 season which, we are certain, will dish out its share of wheel-to-wheel racing, given the very competitive grids.”

“The Championship has been a stepping stone for aspiring young riders who have competed in international races and won accolades. We are hopeful that the new season will throw up fresh talent,” he concluded.

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