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IDEMITSU Honda Talent cup 2021: National Championship of Bike Racing 2021

Idemitsu and Honda India joined up to promote motorsports in India by identifying young, enthusiastic bikers and developing them for the future.

IDEMITSU Honda Talent cup – Bike racing 2021:

The IDEMITSU Honda Talent cup is a national championship of bike racing that takes place every year. The event is organized by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) and features some of the best riders in the country. This year, the competition will be held from April 9-11 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Tochigi Prefecture.

The race will be divided into two classes: 250cc and 125cc. Both classes will have two races each, with the first race being held on Saturday and the second on Sunday. The rider with the most points at the end of the weekend will be crowned champion.

National championship of Bike Racing 2021:

 At Honda Racing India, the upcoming motor racers get an opportunity to partake in the NSF Racing Championship to be held in India. This opportunity will act as an exciting platform for riders who’d like to see themselves competing in events, globally. This event will also feature Honda’s 250R Moto3 bike, a chance for riders to prove their mettle and showcase skills with a bike that is powered by a 249cc engine and a RAM air intake. The Honda NSF250R has a low center of gravity and an optimized swingarm. 

Worldwide, racing starts at a very young age. To address this problem in India, we introduced the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Hunt – a platform to identify young riders in 2018. Already, these young guns are showing high-potential. As a next step, we are now bringing the World to India with the Moto3 machine NSF250R. This revolutionary step is the first-ever by any manufacturer and will exponentially accelerate the development of future stars of racing and propel them in the international arena too. 

NSF250R is the original race machine developed exclusively by Honda Racing Corporation for the world’s best racing championship. The new NSF250RHonda Talent Cup is the perfect stepping stone for India’s talented young riders to improve their skills, giving them an opportunity to fast track their international racing career.

How can you participate Honda Talent cup:

The IDEMITSU Honda Talent cup is a national championship of bike racing organized by Honda 2 Wheelers India. It is a one make championship where only Honda CBR250R bikes are used. The championship is divided into 3 categories namely rookie, expert and pro. There are 10 rounds in the championship and riders accumulate points in each round to decide the champion in each category.

Any rider with a valid motorcycle license can participate in the rookie category. For the expert and pro categories, riders must have competed in at least 2 editions of any National level motocross/enduro/cross-country championship or any state level off-road championship OR must have completed at least 1 year of track training from any recognised academy like Red Bull Rookies Cup, MMSC Racing Academy etc.

Selected riders will be provided with free CBR250R race kits which include Ohlins forks & shock absorber, Brembo braking system, Pirelli tyres, Akrapovic exhaust system and other performance parts. Free race fuel will also be provided for the entire duration of the championship.

Honda India Talent Cup NSF250R 2021 Kavin Quintal Race result:

Selection process in Idemitsu talent cup:

The hunt is carried out in all the regions North, Central, East, West & South with multiple rounds of tests in each zone.

Rules of Idemitsu Honda Talent Cup:

  1. The Idemitsu Honda Talent cup is a national championship of bike racing that is open to riders of all ages.
  1. The competition is held over a period of four weekends, with each weekend consisting of two races.
  1. Riders accumulate points based on their finishing position in each race, with the rider who accumulates the most points over the course of the four weekends being crowned the champion.
  1. In order to be eligible to compete in the Idemitsu Honda Talent cup, riders must hold a valid motorcycle license and must have competed in at least one regional level race meeting during the current season.

Pros and Cons of Idemitsu Honda Talent Cup:

The Idemitsu Honda Talent Cup is a national championship bike racing series for riders aged 16-22. It was launched in 2015, and since then, has seen some of the best young riders in the country compete against each other. The series consists of four rounds, held at different tracks across the country.

The Pros:

It is a great platform for young riders to showcase their talent and skills.

The competition is very tough, which helps riders improve their own abilities.

It gives riders a chance to race against the best in the country and learn from them.

Riders who do well in the series can earn themselves a spot on Honda’s racing teams.

The Cons:

Some young riders may find the pressure and competition too intense.


The IDEMITSU Honda Talent cup 2021 is an exciting opportunity for aspiring bike racers to prove their skills and compete against the best in India. With its well-defined criteria, this championship offers a great platform to showcase your racing abilities and develop your overall motorcycling skills. From kickstarting your career as a professional rider to connecting with fellow riders, the competition promises something special for everyone. Therefore, we encourage you to take part in this incredible event if you are passionate about bike racing!






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