Sarthak Chavan makes history at the Thailand Talent Cup 2022, scores podium in round 2
Although India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, we have not seen a very successful Indian rider in the very top echelons of international motorsport in recent years. However, that may soon change. Pune boy Sarthak Chavan made history by becoming the first Indian to secure a podium finish in round 2 of the 2022 Thailand Talent Cup, one of the most notable junior motorcycle racing series’ in the world. At the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, starting from a grid position of P12, the young Indian racer took advantage of treacherous wet conditions to overtake many riders and finish in P3, finishing only 0.5 seconds off the winner.
His teammate, Chennai’s Kavin Quintal too made good on his pace, as he started from second-last in p15 and made a rapid rise up through the grid, overtaking five riders on the first lap! He eventually finished in the points in P9. With this, Honda Racing India got their first double points finish of the season.
Speaking about his triumph, Sarthak said, “I am very happy with my performance in this round as I was able to give my maximum on the track. With learnings from last round and training with my mentors, I achieved 3rd place on the podium. This win has boosted my confidence and I will continue to fight hard to bring more laurels for the country.”
Honda Racing India is hoping to nurture India’s next big racing hope, in the motorcycle category. Its participation in the Thailand Talent Cup with Sarthak Chavan and Kavin Quintal comes after their remarkable performances in the Honda India talent Cup. The Thailand Talent Cup is one of the most respectable junior racing series in the world, being a part of the Asia Road Racing Championship calendar, and success there against some of the best Asian riders is a great effort from these young Indians. For more updates from the world of motorsport, stay tuned to the official channels of evo India!