In the hot sunny day of temperature of 35celcius, Kerala National Supercross riders proves that they are the best talents in the country after having podiums in all the classes of 2017 MRF mogrip Fmsci India National supercross championship (round -1) in Goa. The track was a very tighter track. Overall track was having 10 jumps including tabletop, cut tabletop ,double jumps and single jumps. The track was same as of the track of 2016 MRF supercross with only two jumps added when compared.
GROUP-A (SX-1 & SX-2) FOREIGN OPEN
HARITH NOAH (click on the rider’s name for rider’s Facebook page)
After a gap of 2 years in Germany attending International Downhill Championship and having no motocross touch for a while, 2 times National championship Harith Noah is back in TVS Factory team and also in the podium in the GROUP-A category of sx-1 (GROUP-A) becoming leader in the championship points . Harith faced some issues in the bike on the practice day. On the race day, he placed 2nd in the first moto of the category and regain the lead in the second moto becoming 1st after having start in 7th position.
“ I was getting used to the bike in both practices since I haven’t been riding a lot. After the second practice, me and my team TVS racing figured out the problem with the bike and get repaired. On the race day in the first moto, i was forth in the start and i managed to get in second position, few lapers came in between but everything else was alright. In the second moto, again i had a bad start of 7th position. After I became aware that I am in 7th position, I took a lap to calm down and after the lap I tried to pass as many people in less time as possible and calmly I chased down every single rider. My team is very much happy with the podium I had. but I have to say I feel like I have so much more in my tank. I felt like I was rolling through the laps in both motos . Even in the 2nd moto I pushed but I didn’t push that far , and also I didn’t take any big chances. Surely 2nd round of the championship will be better and will be much improved as compared to the 1st round”.
JINAN C.D (click on the rider’s name for rider’s Facebook page)
Jinan C.D is back in the MRF supercross National Championship after the season of DMX Championship. Jinan placed 1st in the first moto and 3rd in the second moto in the category of sx-1 (GROUP-A). He is in the second position in the overall SX-1 championship points. Jinan is riding brand new 2017 kawasaki KX 250f and he is having a good touch with the machine as he is riding in the Kawasaki factory team in UAE. Jinan C.D is targeted in winning the GROUP-A SX-1 championship which is left in his career.
” I am energetic and keeping my fitness always for competing with the racers in the highest category. This year I am having a new bike with new setup. Overall I am happy with the results of today. I used to ride only wide open tracks in Dubai but it is good to ride in the shorter tracks like this. I need to do more training for the shorter ones like this for challenging the fitness within me. The track is too risky to ride as it is very short. In second moto I almost landed on one of the rider in the TVS but somehow I managed from the crash” added Jinan concluding the day.
SAIJITH E.S (click on the rider’s name for rider’s Facebook page)
Workshop13 rider Saijith E.S marked the history by becoming the first rider as a rookie to come 1st in both the motos in the class of SX-2 (GROUP-A) category and also became the leader in the category. Saijith also placed 5th in the 2nd moto in the class of SX-1(GROUP-A) category. Saijith is riding Kawasaki KX250f motocross bike.
“Overall it was a good day today. The ‘workshop13’ training program worked well in the first round of supercross. I have to continue in itself for the entire championship and I am not settling down from the podium result in the first round. I started racing having many challenges around. But now, I know that i will improve. I know the way to improve myself. Thanks Rajesh Rajan who is a UAE resident keralite who believed me as well as who supported throughout and respect for the team ‘workshop13’ for choosing me to be a part of the team in the year 2017“ says Saijith E.S.
GROUP-C (NOVICE CLASS)
MAHESH V.M (click on the rider’s name for rider’s Facebook profile)
In the novice class , Thrissur native rider Mahesh V.M leads the championship. Proving he is the fastest rider in the class , Mahesh V.M bags 1st in novice class (GROUP-C), 2nd in the private expert class (GROUP-C) and 4th in the Indian Expert class (GROUP-C) as he lost the start and stuck in the traffic for few laps. “I am very confident in winning the championship this year in my class. After winning this championship, I will be focused in competing in the GROUP-A class” says Mahesh V.M.
FEBIN JOSE (click on the rider’s name for rider’s Facebook profile)
Cochin Native rider Febin Jose placed 3rd in the category of novice class (GROUP-C) giving a tight competition throughout the race. Febin jose attending the national rallies from the TVS factory rally team.
GROUP- A/B/C/D JUNIOR SX CATEGORY
Cochin rider, Aadil Correya is the first rider from kerala to be in the podium of Junior sx class. Aadil is the son of Glyn Correya who is a veteran racer from the south and also he is having a good mechanical involvement in the local races of the south.
Image courtesy – Vikram sundharamoorthy (click on the name for Facebook contact)
Akash Ravindran (click on the name for Facebook contact)
Content courtesy – workshop13 (click on the name for Facebook contact)