Mahindra Racing felicitates Indian rider Sarath Kumar

April 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Mahindra Racing felicitated their Indian rider Sarath Kumar for becoming the first Indian to score points in the Italian Championship.

Mahindra Racing, the first Indian team to compete in the Italian Championship, created history after Sarath scored his first points in the competitive Championship during the second round in Imola.

The team got off to a spectacular start in its maiden entry in the Italian championship this year with ex-Italian champion, Riccardo Moretti, winning the opening two rounds in the 125 GP class. Kumar finished seventh in the second round for a personal tally of nine points after a technical issue forced him into early retirement in the opening race.

“We are delighted by Sarath’s performance at Imola and are confident that he will only get better. Mahindra Racing sees the Italian championship as an opportunity to nurture and grow rising Indian talent like Sarath. Riding in a championship with such high standards is a great opportunity for him to hone his skills and develop into a world-class rider,” Mufaddal Choonia, Chief Operating Officer, Mahindra Racing, said in a statement.

Sarath said it was a moment of great pride for him as the Italian Championship is one of the most competitive breeding grounds for emerging talent on the racing circuit.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Mahindra Group for all their support and encouragement and I look forward to delivering a strong performance in future races,” said Sarath.

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