Rajiv finishes 15th, accumulates 2 points for India
BURIRAM: It turned out to be a mixed day for the IDEMITSU Honda Racing India team. While Rajiv Sethu finished in the top 15 in the morning standings, the Chennai driver recovered well in race 1 in the afternoon, finishing 14th and adding two more points to the only kitten of the Indian team in the prestigious Asian Racing Championship of Careers here in Chang International Circuit on Saturday.
The other Indian rider Senthil Kumar He left the race on lap 1 while trying to negotiate with one last aggressive turn before overtaking seven riders in the process.
In an intense battle in the morning standings, the 20 best Asian drivers fought in a tight 2-second gap for the title race. Riding with the middle group in the first half of the qualifier, Rajiv initially got stuck in the lap time of 1:55 seconds, but broke at the 1:54 second mark to finally qualify in 16th place with the best time of 1: 54: 737 lap, only 2,185 seconds off the Thai main rider Muklada who scored 1: 52: 552.
Rajiv seemed determined to earn points for India in the AP250 race of the afternoon 1 and won two positions to position 14 on lap 1.