‘A proud moment for India’: 5 things you should know about Kade Yasin Ahmed, the only Indian racer in MotoGP Bharat – Magazine Creations

Kadai Yasin Ahmed is the only Indian in the MotoGP Bharat 2023 event being held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida from September 22-24. This is the first time India has hosted a motor racing event of this size since the 2013 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix which was dropped from the calendar due to financial, tax and bureaucratic issues.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Ahmed said: “This is a proud moment for India to organize the race. I am also the only Indian rider participating in this event. This is an incredible moment for me. Today, I had my first test of my bike and I am really excited to ride it. It’s a big learning curve and the first step in my career. I hope in the future we will produce more Indian bikers in world championships.”

1) The second Indian to participate in the MotoGP weekend:

Ahmed became the second Indian after S Sarath Kumar to participate in the MotoGP weekend. Sarath participated in one race in the 125cc class in 2011 and was later upgraded to 250cc in the Moto3 class in 2012.

2) Professional achievements:

The 26-year-old rider was declared the 2020 National Champion in the Pro-Stock 400 class. He also brings the experience of competing in other championships such as the Thailand Superbike 400 Series, Asia Cup Japan among others. Hindustan Times newspaper.

3) Wildcard entry in India:

Ahmed has been selected as the Indian entrant for the MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix in the Moto3 category and is riding a Honda NSF250R in the ongoing event.

4) Illegal street racing:

The Chennai boy studied in Hindu High School and his racing journey began at the age of 15 while racing illegally on the city streets. It was discovered by Indian professional racing champion Jagan Kumar in 2012.

5) Family reservations:

Ahmed’s decision to pursue bike racing as a career was met with resistance from his family, especially his mother, who expressed deep concern for her son’s safety, India Today reported. However, according to the DNA report, trainer Jagan Kumar succeeded in convincing the family of their son’s safety and the possibility of racing on closed tracks.

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Updated: Sep 23, 2023, 10:10 AM IST


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