Team ‘WORKSHOP13’ in for 2017 MRF National Supercross Championship with National Supercross rider ‘SAIJITH E.S’ in the team.

Thrissur native national rider Saijith E.S quits from ‘TVS factory’ racing team and rejoins with the team ‘Workshop13’ to compete in the 2017 season of MRF racing FMSCI india National supercross championship. Saijith will be riding kawasaki KX250f motocross machine for the season ahead in 2017.

A travel as a local boy from Avinnissery Panchayat of thrissur, Kerala to National supercross mx rider, it does not take much time for Saijith Earath Sathyasheelan a.k.a Saijith E.S to establish himself as a professional supercross rider.

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Saijith E.S (National Supercross rider)

Saijith started his bike racing career in the year of 2012 participating in a local racing event happened in his hometown. Right from the start of his career, he was riding in the racing team ‘workshop13’. ‘thirteen’ trained and supported the rider to improve the skills and techniques for main stream competitions that happened mostly in the south of the country.

Rider profile- https://www.facebook.com/Saijith-ES-974277026026623/

In 2015, while he was riding under ‘workshop13’, Saijith was selected in the ‘TVS factory Team’ seeing his talent and skill in riding dirt bikes. He was chosen to compete in the class of Novice and Indian expert riders named as GROUP-C class (bikes having both engine and chassis of Indian origin) for the 2015 season. Saijith performed well throughout the season overpowering the experience of a rookie in the national championship.

The 2016 supercross season started in ‘TVS factory Team’ with an injury of ACL tear in one of the ligament in the knee in the first round of the championship itself. Although Saijith decided to complete the rest of the 5 rounds in the championship with the injured leg and had podium coming in some of the rounds .

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National Supercross rider Saijith E.S practicing in ‘thirteen’ supercross track

Now in 2017, after the full recovery of the injury of the rider, racing team ‘worksop13’ decided to have rider Saijith E.S back in the team after 2 years for competing in the highest class in the national supercross championship. He will be racing in the class of GROUP-A (bike having both engine & chassis of foreign origin) as the ‘thirteen’ will be providing kawasaki  kx250f as well as training program in the year of 2017.

Seing the inate skill within Saijith, Rajesh Rajan, who is a United Arab Emirates(UAE) resident as well an ardent motorsport supporter backs Saijith throughtout the past years in every manner.

According to ‘workshop13’, joining the team will help the rider to uplift his career as he will be competing among the most talented supercross riders of the country. The team include saying that Saijith is a rider whose skills and techniques which is a perfect match for the GROUP-A bike other than the GROUP-C bike.

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National supercross rider Saijith E.S practicing in ‘thirteen’ supercross track

 

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content courtesy  – www.facebook.com/workshop13


 

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Private supercross practice track for ‘thirteen’

If we look at the south Indian two wheeler Offroad racing history, flat track racing tracks has been there from 90’s. It has followed until today in the local racing events in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as these are the main states were most of the racing is happening.

For making a change in the sport , workshop13 has worked towards the development of this sport. So in 2015 , an event was conducted by V12 racing solutions in Ernankulam (Kochin) . Through the discussions with workshop13, The track of the event was constructed by workshop13. National supercross champion ,Harith Noah designed the supercross track. It was a very successful event happened in kerala and there was no such track done in the state before for private organized event.

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‘thirteen’ supercross practice track 

Now in 2017, for competing in the MRF supercross national championship , a standard super cross practice track in made in the hometown (Thrissur, Kerala). The track is situated toward the north of the hometown Thrissur .A 12 kilometer drive from Thrissur to the hometown of ‘thirteen’ in Velappaya.

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‘thirteen’ supercross practice track.

 

The practice tracks is made with the span of 3 months.  The construction of the track is mainly for riding the motocross bike which includes double jumps, berms, cut table top etc. But the track is modified later so that Indian bikes can also be practiced.

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Harith Noah (national Champion)

“The track is not as easy as it looks. It’s an intermediate track for Indian standards. Throttle control is the key for riding as the the terrain is loose as well as dry. The track is short, that would make it feel like you are riding for a long time but actually you are not. The berms are really good and should be great to ride in a little wet condition”

 

says 2times National MRF Supercross National champion, Harith Noah when he practiced in the track in the month of march, 2017

 

          

 

 

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Harith Noah practicing in the ‘thirteen’ supercross track