India’s Hari Krishnan finished second in the second race of the Honda Asia Dream Cup at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand last weekend (May 8) as he came back strongly after returning 11th in the opening race in the second round.
The Asia Dream Cup for Honda and Suzuki Asian Challenge are single-make competitions that are being run alongside the premier Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC).
Meanwhile, Krishnan’s compatriot Sethu Rajiv did not finish in the opening race but raised his tempo in the next race to finish ninth in a grid of 17 bikes.
In the Suzuki Asian Challenge, Kannan Subramaniam finished an impressive fifth and PK Mithun Kumar 13th in a grid of 17 bikes in the opening race. Mithun Kumar turned in a seventh-place finish in race 2 in which Subramaniam was a DNF.
Late last week, ace Indian rider Sarath Kumar’s knee injury flared up after participating in the three Free Practice sessions on Friday, to eventually scuttle his SuperSports 600cc debut in the ARRC second round.
Round 3 of the ARRC will take place at Suzuka in Japan between June 2 and 5.