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Motor Racing: National champion for women introduced

Covai Post Network

The Madras Motor Sports Club is introducing national championship for women, which will be held in the 2017 MRF MMSC Fmsci Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, the Rolon round, scheduled for this weekend.

This is for the first time that women are contesting for the national title over five rounds in India and the entries have been very encouraging, so far, along with other National championship categories – the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc and 165cc, the Pro-Stock 165cc and Stock 165cc (Novice).

The two-day extravaganza that follows tomorrow’s practice and qualifying sessions, will witness a full card of 19 races with over 200 riders vying for honours.

“In keeping with MMSC’s constant endeavour to promote motor sport at all levels, we decided to introduce a National championship exclusively for women. We are happy that so far, 15 entries have been received,” Race Director and Chairman of organising committee Manoj Dalal said in a release here.

“Given the fact that increasing number of women are taking to various forms of motor sport, we do hope that our move will further their cause,” he said.

Along with the National Championship, India’s top two-wheeler manufacturers TVS and Honda will run their separate One-Make series in two categories – Open and Novice – besides a support race apiece for women.

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