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Old 2nd December 2011, 18:40   #1
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Default Mahindra Racing enters Italian Championship with Indian rider Sarath Kumar

After entering MotoGP, Mahindra Racing is now taking part in the Italian Motor Racing Championship in the 125cc class.
The pro Indian rider, Sarath Kumar will be one of the riders and he will be joined by Italian Riccardo Moretti, who was the 2009 champion in the 125cc class. This driver pairing of Experience and Fresh Talent is nothing new to motorsports and it will surely benefit the team and also Sarath Kumar.

About Sarath Kumar (19 years):
He is the first Indian to participate in the MotoGP 125CC World Championship. He was the 2010 National Champion of India in the 165CC Expert class and the 2008 National Champion in the 130cc 4-stroke novice class.

About Riccardo Moretti (26 years):
He started his racing career in cross motorcycle racing but had to give it up owing to a serious accident at the age of 16. Bouncing back after a 3-year break, Riccardo restarted a career in road racing at the age of 19. In 2007, he finished 5th in the Italian Championship and then went on to finish 2nd in 2008, with just 2 points separating him from the winner. In 2009, he won the Italian Championship with an amazing 5 wins and 5 pole positions in 6 races.


About the Italian Motor Racing Championship:
The Italian Road-Racing Championship is the leading national track competition in Italy. It is staged on the country’s best racetracks from March to October over six weekends and 8 rounds.
It has the folowing classes - 125GP / Moto3; Superstock 600; Superstock 1000; Moto2; Supersport; Superbike.
Ten bike makers competed in the 2011 season, including the likes of Ducati, Yamaha, and Aprilia


Provisional 2012 Calendar

25 March: Round 1 - MUGELLO
08 April: Round 2 - IMOLA
29 April: Round 3 - MONZA
23 June: Round 4 - MUGELLO
24 June: Round 5 - MUGELLO
28 July: Round 6 - MISANO
29 July: Round 7 - MISANO
14 October:Round 8 - VALLELUNGA

Out of the above, Mugello and Misano are also used as MotoGP World Championship circuits.

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Team Principal, Mahindra Racing, Mufaddal Choonia, presents a team T-shirt to new rider, Sarath Kumar who will be riding for Mahindra Racing in the Italian Motor Racing Championship in the 125 cc class

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Default Re: Mahindra Racing enters Italian Championship with Indian rider Sarath Kumar

I saw this on the Mahindra racing FB page today also shared on Sarath's Page. I sincerely hope he does good in the coming season. I will eagerly wait to see him on the track competing with the best in the world.

It will be great if MotoGP came to India with Sarath participating!!

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OK Sarath was racing for some other team in 2011. Is this for 2012 season?
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OK Sarath was racing for some other team in 2011. Is this for 2012 season?
Yes, this is for the 2012 season
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OK so this is a step back for both Mahindra and Sarath because both of them participated the MotoGP 125 which is worldwide and this is the Italian national c'ship. But its OK !

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