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14-year-old lad impresses with facile win in 1st race

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Fourteen-year-old lad impressed with a facile win in the first race of the CBR 150R class in India Talent Cup in the Indian National Championship at the MMRT track at Sriperumbudur, near here.

Mukail beat his nearest rival by 17 seconds to underline his skill.

The city lad, a fan of former Australian MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner, said he was drawn to the sport after watching MotoGP races in 2011.

"After watching MotoGP races I took a liking for I liked the way rode and wanted to become like him," he added.

Having been identified through the India Talent Hunt, Mukail said he had learnt a lot at Ten10 Racing Academy.

"I am learning new things at the academy. I hope to get better in course of time," he added.

Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice-President, Brand & Communication, said, "The performance of the six budding riders from the first leg of Honda India Talent Hunt is praise worthy.

The dedication displayed by is really commendable. The strong performance put in by him helped him win his first ever race with a massive 17 second lead."

He said the plan was to take the riders to the next level, adding, they would take part in the entire season.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 20:45 IST