Sepang, Nov 1 (GCSports) India’s Mohamed Mikail has made the country proud by becoming the first Indian rider to be selected for 2020 IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup here.
Apart from Mikail 11 riders have been selected for the Asian Talent Cup.
Mikail was among the 5 young riders from India to participate in the selection for 2020 season of IATC at Sepang circuit of Malaysia which included 13-year-old Sarthak Shrikant Chavan from Pune, 14 year-old Kavin Samaar Quintal, 15-year-old Geoffrey and 16-year-old Varoon S from Chennai.
The 15-year-old youngster racing journey began in 2018, when the Chennai racing prodigy was first identified by Honda 2Wheelers India in the Season 1 of IDEMITSU Honda Talent Hunt.
In 2019, Mikail got his first international racing taste in the ongoing Thailand Talent Cup. In the national road racing scenario too, he was also among first 8 next-gen Indian riders to get the opportunity to race on NSF250R – Honda’s legendary Moto3 race machine platform.
He created a new best ever lap time record on a 250cc motorcycle at MMRT circuit in Chennai and ultimately won the inaugural Honda India Talent Cup in NSF250R class too.