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TVS Motor Company, the first Indian two-wheeler manufacturer to participate in Asia Road Racing Championship, will field riders Jagan Kumar and KY Ahamed from India, and Vorapong Malahuan from Thailand
TVS Racing, the factory racing team of TVS Motor Company announced its participation in the 2020 season of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC), marking its debut in the International Road Racing Championship arena. The team would be led by national road racing champion, Jagan Kumar and young talent of TVS Racing KY Ahamed (both from India), and the TVS Racing debutant Vorapong Malahuan (from Thailand). The first race of the ARRC 2020 season will take place on the weekend of March 6-8 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. The riders will participate in the Asia Production 250 (AP-250) category of the championship, astride the race-spec TVS Apache RR 310 the only India-manufactured motorcycle participating in the race, and yet another feather in TVS’ cap.
Jagan Kumar, an eight-time Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) winner has been a part of TVS Racing from 2009 and will be riding with KY Ahamed, who has also recorded solid performances for TVS Racing right from his debut in 2012. The team will also have Vorapong Malahuan from Thailand who has been racing since the age of 12 and has successfully participated in numerous international and Thailand national racing championships, including the Asia Road Racing Championship over five times.
Commenting on the announcement, B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing, said, “It’s a proud moment for us at TVS Motor Company to debut at ARRC for the entire season. TVS Racing has been setting benchmarks in the Indian motorsports arena, and now it is time for us to up the ante in the Asian championship, with a focus on road racing. We are happy to have on board Vorapong Malahuan, who has demonstrated exemplary performances in a plethora of International Road Racing championships, along with Jagan and Ahamed, who have shown immense grit at the Indian Road Racing circuit. I look forward to their camaraderie in the race, and wish them for a great performance in the championship.”