Gangtok: Motorcycle racer Ashwin Rai, who hails from Sikkim, is taking part in the MRF-MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMCR), a National Championship event approved by the FMSCI.
Ashwin happens to be the first-ever Sikkimese rider to take part in the premiere racing championship in the country and he is racing for team RACR.
Ashwin's team members include Rajini Krishnan and Jagan Kumar, both of whom have won national titles multiple times.
This year's championship will consist of five rounds and the participating teams will include TVS, Honda, KTM and Yamaha. Also, the number of reported entries has already crossed the 200-mark.
It is to be mentioned that Ashwin will be taking part in the under-23 Novice Stock 165cc category. The Novice category (under-23) comprises of a total of 32 riders in the grid, selected from 35 entrants, and it is expected to be a tightly fought contest. Ashwin will be representing team RACR.
RACR [Rajini Academy of Competitive Racing] happens to be a top-notch academy in India that has graduated more than 3000 Riders across the world since 2015.
Rajini Krishnan, India's most successful motorcycle racer and titled fastest Indian in two wheels, is the mastermind behind this academy.
There are various racing categories in the INMRC, the likes of which include Pro: (Stock 301-400cc and 165cc), Novice: (Stock 165cc) and Girls: (Stock 165cc), Petronas TVS One-Make Championship: (301-400cc Open, Rookie, Girls and media), Idemitsu Honda India Talent Cup: (NSF 250R, CBR 150 and Hornet 2.0).
Meanwhile, Ashwin Rai, who is from Gangtok, completed his BBA degree from Amity University after which, he graduated from Indian Superbike Racing and Riding Academy, commonly known as ISBK Racing.
ISBK was founded in 2019 and has the motto of teaching people the art of going fast on the racetrack, the technical aspects of road riding, and to make riders safer, better, and faster.
It is based out of Bangalore and operates out of multiple race track facilities across India. They hold academy and track-day sessions at the BIC in Noida, MMRT in Sriperambadur, and KMS in Coimbatore on a regular basis.