Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

Always use both brakes to reduce speed.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Sarath Kumar, the first Indian lad on Motogp

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Sarath Kumar, the first Indian lad on Motogp

    Hi All,
    Finally the time has come for Indian two-wheel motorsport fans to rejoice as Indian teams prepare to make their foray into the world of MotoGP premier motorcycle racing championship in the world. While Mahindras plans to get into the 125cc class of MotoGP have been confirmed, there is another outfit from Bangalore, Ten10 Racing that has tied up with the San Marino-based WTR Team for a provisional entry in the 125cc class. The joint venture will be called WTR-Ten10 Racing Team. The team will be fielding two riders, one Indian and one Italian. This will be the first time that an Indian rider will make it to the MotoGP grid and it will indeed be a moment of pride for all the country.

    These developments mark India?s entry onto the global motorcycle motorsport and it comes at the right time as the country prepares to hold its first motorcycle GP in 2012 at the Jaypee Circuit in Greater Noida. The contract includes a 3-year deal of technical-commercial partnership between the two teams that commences from 2011 wherein the two riders will globally represent their respective nations ? India and Italy. The team will be renamed as "WTR-Ten10 Racing Team", a wanted choice aimed at representing the strong cohesion of the partnership: passion for the sport, same principles, ambitions and future growth expectations are the values commonly shared together.

    Besides entry into the 125cc class, both the teams will continue to race in the upcoming Moto3 class for 2012 and also look at getting into the Moto2 category in due course of time. Castellucci L., WTR Team?s principal: ?I am extremely happy of the agreement reached with Ten10 Racing. Our cooperation is the realization of a very important project that gives us also the opportunity to participate to the World Championship with a young talented Indian rider, event that has no record in the history of world motorcycling. At completion of the team formation a well-known young Italian rider as well. All this has been made possible thanks to Ten10 Racing that passionately believes in the sport and its strong communicative value as much as we do. I heartily thank Ten10 Racing?s principal for believing in us, hence the passion and commitment poured in our project, the same feelings that have been distinguishing WTR Team since its birth."

    We all wish Team Ten-10 as well as Sarath Kumar good luck...

    Sources: Zigwheels<!-- / message -->
    Last edited by sunilg; 06-16-2012, 11:00 AM.

  • #2
    Topic Approved
    Join xBhp On

    Comment


    • #3
      Great news and wishing all the very best to Ten10 racing and sharath

      Comment


      • #4
        Wow, congrats Sarath! We will all be supporting you and watching you race. So happy to know that the world will finally get to see the talent of an Indian which wasn't possible till now.
        Last edited by shelton_jh; 06-15-2012, 11:22 PM.
        Young riders pick a destination and go, Old riders pick a direction and go !
        My best trip till date:http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...uke-390-a.html

        Comment


        • #5
          Sharath :- Make all of us and the country proud. Keep going, we are there to support you.

          Comment


          • #6
            Our very own Sarath Kumar

            It is sad that the only Indian ever to participate in Motogp and a podium finisher in the Italian championship become yet another victim of negligence by the Government and lack of sponsors.
            The MotoGP Racer who's a Taxi Driver - YouTube
            We are all proud of you Sarath, hope the situation changes and we get to see you back on the big stage soon
            Young riders pick a destination and go, Old riders pick a direction and go !
            My best trip till date:http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...uke-390-a.html

            Comment


            • #7
              Thread Approved And Merged
              Advice is a form of nostalgia.
              Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

              Antz Travelz!! | South India Exploration Ride | Leh Triplog (Work in progress)

              Comment


              • #8
                Saw it on FB too. Its a sad state of affairs. We hope he gets a big contract later on...

                And he's as human as we all are: all trying our level best. You can't just beat opponents the first time you ride a 600, after riding 160's all your life (just an example).
                ---
                Brotherhood, Rules, Freedom. Xbhp.
                Indian riding = Alertness, Anticipation and Adjustment.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Dont blame it on Government or Sponsors... The problem is the lack of visibilty...
                  I mean this is Indias biggest biking community, but how many in this forum can name atleast 10 racers? Not many I can safely assume!

                  Rohit Giri got some limelight with the "Biker of the year" award.. But hardly a few know whats "Special" about him?
                  Same with K Rajni, Shyam Sunder and even our own Sameer Venugopalan! Have they got what they deseved? I dont think so.

                  Compare the "Motorsports" sub forum here with any other part of it, and it would look funny to say the least!

                  Its a small small segment, unfortunately FMSI is not BCCI!
                  Super CommuTOURer� - Talk less, Ride more

                  .: FB :.|.: TW :.|*IG*| Ex
                  PowerDrift:.

                  #Give thy opinion, write em, dont throw em
                  #Everyone errs, accept it, defending/cribbing about it only makes it worse
                  #Dont defend a manufacturer as if you work for them
                  #Write. Think. If relevant hit submit. If not hit yourself
                  #Be kind in your choice of words, you never know who would make you gulp em
                  � Satyen Poojary

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
                    Dont blame it on Government or Sponsors... The problem is the lack of visibilty...
                    I mean this is Indias biggest biking community, but how many in this forum can name atleast 10 racers? Not many I can safely assume!

                    Rohit Giri got some limelight with the "Biker of the year" award.. But hardly a few know whats "Special" about him?
                    Same with K Rajni, Shyam Sunder and even our own Sameer Venugopalan! Have they got what they deseved? I dont think so.

                    Compare the "Motorsports" sub forum here with any other part of it, and it would look funny to say the least!

                    Its a small small segment, unfortunately FMSI is not BCCI!
                    Absolutely correct brother. Racing is not cricket which has the big money. I would blame this on the corporates. They are too short sighted. I mean they must invest in racers, try to popularize this sport. If the corporates come together, it can surely happen. But I guess with pessimistic business outlook, plummeting sales will keep corporates away from motor sport. Very sad to hear this.
                    "HASTA LA VICTORIA, SIEMPRE !" - Chesigpic


                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/18983-spicy-sour-sweet-short-honeymoon-trip.html

                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/20306-pursuit-swarghat.html#post716409

                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...sary-trip.html

                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...adventure.html

                    http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...j-monsoon.html

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      With WSBK coming to India next year and maybe even Motogp. The visibility of the sport will surely increase. More visibility means more money. Even F1 gets a short column in the sports section in the English newspapers. The last time Motogp was mentioned in the papers was when Simo passed away.

                      But if races are held in India, there will be more media exposure. And as their is a trickle down effect with most things, hopefully Indian Racing will also get the much needed exposure it deserves.

                      Again as Satyen said, its stupid to blame the govt. Its after all what people want.
                      Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

                      Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

                      Touring Blog: Cycling in Mongolia!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by satyenpoojary View Post
                        Dont blame it on Government or Sponsors... The problem is the lack of visibilty...
                        I mean this is Indias biggest biking community, but how many in this forum can name atleast 10 racers? Not many I can safely assume!

                        Rohit Giri got some limelight with the "Biker of the year" award.. But hardly a few know whats "Special" about him?
                        Same with K Rajni, Shyam Sunder and even our own Sameer Venugopalan! Have they got what they deseved? I dont think so.

                        Compare the "Motorsports" sub forum here with any other part of it, and it would look funny to say the least!

                        Its a small small segment, unfortunately FMSI is not BCCI!
                        Quite right!

                        There is lack of awareness and interest towards motosports, even among the biker fraternity here. People are interested in motosports, but that interest is mostly limited to Rossi and big boys. Domestic scene is really bad. And the story is same with cricket also, people don't know about who is the captain of their State's Ranji team. its only when they are in the national team, that they get the limelight. (Though this has changed after IPL).

                        So yes, lack of money and publicity in this sport is the main thing that is keeping people away from it.

                        Another big contributing factor is the lack of race tracks in India except South. Just compare the level of awareness between people from South and North about motosports and you'll know how big a factor this is in deciding the fate of Indian motosports. Hopefully, the things will improve with the BIC, but this is not enough. We need more race tracks across India that necessarily need not to be of BIC standard, but a dedicated place with just enough facilities where people can race.
                        (Been There Done That) x 3.25

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I totally agree on the above said points but the reason I said government & sponsors specifically is because of the an incident which happened previously to sarath's case where a promising racer was about to make it to the Motogp scene that too in the 250 category and dint make it only because he got a definite "NO" from the government when he approached them for support and finally a last minute mess up by the sponsors. In total there should be a major change in the system and as 'rx100.7050' said they are short sighted and needs to start looking at more than few sports.

                          I've seen this lad race in coimbatore, he is very good for his age and I tell you it is not an easy thing to shift from our 'group C' bikes to those 125s in the global scene but even then he has done a good job and scoring a podium is very much commendable and all that he needs is more exposure and I'm sure he will make it big.
                          Young riders pick a destination and go, Old riders pick a direction and go !
                          My best trip till date:http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...uke-390-a.html

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            this is good news, congrats to him


                            Originally posted by shelton_jh View Post
                            It is sad that the only Indian ever to participate in Motogp and a podium finisher in the Italian championship become yet another victim of negligence by the Government and lack of sponsors.
                            The MotoGP Racer who's a Taxi Driver - YouTube
                            We are all proud of you Sarath, hope the situation changes and we get to see you back on the big stage soon
                            ^ but this is really bad, sad state of affairs in our country. lets do something.

                            btw, any details of the bike he will be using to race.
                            sigpic

                            Tyre Sizes _ Spark Plugs

                            Headlight Focus _ Fork Oils

                            All India xBhp Couple Riders Thread

                            Ashtavinayak + Shirdi
                            Purandar
                            Raigad
                            Dapoli
                            Aurangabad
                            Kaas Plateu & Thoseghar Waterfalls
                            Purandar

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
                              Saw it on FB too. Its a sad state of affairs. We hope he gets a big contract later on...

                              And he's as human as we all are: all trying our level best. You can't just beat opponents the first time you ride a 600, after riding 160's all your life (just an example).
                              This is a classic classic ignorant example ... Sarath rides in Moto3 which is 125 cc bike.

                              To add to it, Rohit Giri, Rajni, Deepak Ravikumar have been riding the 600ccs at the national level!! Infact Rajni has won international events too. Does he have a big brand sponsor? No!

                              Originally posted by rx100.7050 View Post
                              Absolutely correct brother. Racing is not cricket which has the big money. I would blame this on the corporates. They are too short sighted. I mean they must invest in racers, try to popularize this sport. If the corporates come together, it can surely happen. But I guess with pessimistic business outlook, plummeting sales will keep corporates away from motor sport. Very sad to hear this.
                              Why would any corporate invest money into something which no one cares about, and to say is almost ignorant about!
                              To be honest, wntill a few years ago even I was ignorant about it!
                              I had NO clue on whos who! Racing as a genre didnt really appeal to me as much as touring\exploring place (and it still doesnt!)
                              Heck there are so many names that I still fumble on!

                              Its just that the stories that I heard while at PowerToTheRider made me realize that here are some mortals who in true sense are superheroes who go on doing what they love, even at the cost of putting everything they own at stake! Be it a Joel Joseph who left his handsome paying job, or a racer like Sarath!


                              Originally posted by The Monk View Post
                              With WSBK coming to India next year and maybe even Motogp. The visibility of the sport will surely increase. More visibility means more money. Even F1 gets a short column in the sports section in the English newspapers. The last time Motogp was mentioned in the papers was when Simo passed away.

                              But if races are held in India, there will be more media exposure. And as their is a trickle down effect with most things, hopefully Indian Racing will also get the much needed exposure it deserves.

                              Again as Satyen said, its stupid to blame the govt. Its after all what people want.
                              In this gamut of "Behaviour" changing trends there are a lot of entities that can trigger a change
                              1. People (Far too many, to difficult)
                              2. Media (Much lesser than people, but can influence a LOT of people) This is what PTR aspires to do
                              3. Nature - Here that would mean events etc! I mean look what CP did to the world of stunts!
                              4. Government - they have bigger issues to worry about :P

                              there are more.. but some other day!


                              Originally posted by sunilg View Post
                              Quite right!

                              There is lack of awareness and interest towards motosports, even among the biker fraternity here. People are interested in motosports, but that interest is mostly limited to Rossi and big boys. Domestic scene is really bad. And the story is same with cricket also, people don't know about who is the captain of their State's Ranji team. its only when they are in the national team, that they get the limelight. (Though this has changed after IPL).

                              So yes, lack of money and publicity in this sport is the main thing that is keeping people away from it.

                              Another big contributing factor is the lack of race tracks in India except South. Just compare the level of awareness between people from South and North about motosports and you'll know how big a factor this is in deciding the fate of Indian motosports. Hopefully, the things will improve with the BIC, but this is not enough. We need more race tracks across India that necessarily need not to be of BIC standard, but a dedicated place with just enough facilities where people can race.
                              +1 the BIC and arrival of WSBK will mostly attract Indian - MNCs to advertise (Like airtel did for the GP!) and then we can hope a change happens!

                              Edit:
                              Prince - You are missing the point, actually someone has merged two different topics! Sigh!
                              Last edited by satyenpoojary; 06-15-2012, 07:45 PM.
                              Super CommuTOURer� - Talk less, Ride more

                              .: FB :.|.: TW :.|*IG*| Ex
                              PowerDrift:.

                              #Give thy opinion, write em, dont throw em
                              #Everyone errs, accept it, defending/cribbing about it only makes it worse
                              #Dont defend a manufacturer as if you work for them
                              #Write. Think. If relevant hit submit. If not hit yourself
                              #Be kind in your choice of words, you never know who would make you gulp em
                              � Satyen Poojary

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X