Kumar continues in 600cc, Sethu moves to AP 250cc in ARRC for 2017
India's Sarath Kumar has been retained by RAMA Honda by NTS T.Pro Ten 10 team in the Asia Road Racing Championship's premier 600cc class, while Rajiv Sethu will feature in the Asia Production 250cc category in 2017.
Kumar's debut season in the Supersport 600cc class was hindered by an injury he suffered in a pre-season training Motocross session.
The Indian missed the 2016 season's opening round in Malaysia, before making it to Round 2 at Buriram. He took part in the practice sessions, but the pain was too much for him to carry on.
Having decided to sit out from the entire weekend, Kumar then made his first race appearance at Suzuka and went on to score his maiden point at Sentul in Round 4.
The Chennai-born rider's season came to an early end, when he sustained a collarbone injury during the third practice session at Buddh International Circuit.
Kumar, thus, decided to not race in the season finale at Buriram, instead switch focus to 2017 where he will partner with the Japanese duo of Taiga Hada and Sena Yamada.
He recently made a return to racing in the postponed 2016 Indian National Championship's final round in January with Honda Ten10 Racing team.
Sethu named in AP 250cc class
Fellow countryman, Sethu, who finished 16th in the Asia Dream Cup season in 2016, will graduate to the Asia Production 250cc category for the 2017 season.
The Chennai-born racer will ride the brand new CBR250RR machinery for the RAMA Honda outfit alongside the experienced Japanese rider Tomoyoshi Koyama.
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