Honda India hosted the first of its kind – women’s motorcycle race – at Chennai’s Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT). The race 250cc race class ran during the MMSC eighth seasons’ final race.
Ten women from around the country hit the MMRT taking part in the Honda Ladies Race during the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2015 at the Madras Motor Race Track in Sriperumbudur. It is the first time in the history of Indian Motorsports that a women’s motorcycle race has been held.
Encourage Women in Motorsport
Aiming to encourage more women participation in motorsport, Honda India flagged-off the first All Ladies Race in Chennai on 21 February. Ten women from all parts of India took to the grid for this historic race. Puja A Dhabi from Pune started the race pole position.
During the race Rehana Reya (Race nr. 1) from Chennai made up two places from her starting position to take the chequered flag and winning the race. Puja A Dhabi (NR.4) finished second and Soundari A, (NR. 5) also from Chennai, rounded off the podium.
“It is always Honda’s endeavour to bring new categories and excitement into the race”, stated Prabhu Nagraj, VP, Customer Service, HMSI. “To democratize motorsport, and to offer the adrenaline pumping track experience to our women audiences as well, we have introduced, for the first time in Chennai, an All-Ladies Race. All 10 girls, who raced have been trained by the Honda Racing Training Academy,’’ he added.
Indian women’s motorcycle race competitors Soundari A (L), Rehana Reya (C) and Pooja Dabhi pose for a photograph.
Congrats to Reya and to all the women who participated!