The recently concluded 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup has witnessed some great performances from the Indian riders, who sealed the Asia cup of Road Racing as well as the Suzuki Gixxer Cup. The winner of the Asia cup of Road Racing has been Sai Rahil Pillarisetty from India and the winner of the 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup is Joseph Matthew from India as well.
The Suzuki Gixxer Cup was started in the year 2015 and since then it has been conducted every year and has become a brilliant platform where budding riders across the continent gets the chance to showcase their talent. Moreover, they are also getting a chance to represent their country at such a big platform. They are provided with the class-leading motorcycle racing infrastructure, which gives them a great experience and exposure in terms of motorcycle racing.
This time, the bar has been raised to the next level from the previous two occasions. It was an exciting battle of the wheel-to-wheel racing witnessed at the 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup, which has been supported by the FIM and FMSCI in association with JK Tyre Motorsports. The event was concluded successfully at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in India, where riders from Asian countries competed against each other.
Sachin Chaudhary from Ahmedabad came into the 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup as the defending champion. But he was left behind by the spirited and consistent performance from Joseph Matthews, who managed to clinch the trophy this year. Sachin Chaudhary managed to earn the second spot with 49 points, while the third-placed Malsawm Dawngliana of Aizwal earned 43 points.
In the Asia Cup of Road Racing, Sai Rahil Pillarisetty claimed the top spot by winning both the races. However, in the second race, Japan’s Ms Miu Nakahara did give a strong fight to him. The Indian racer beat him by a mere 0.19 seconds and gave Indian spectators reasons to cheer.
The results of the 2017 Suzuki Gixxer Cup will certainly boost up the Indian riders and we may hope for more brilliance from the riders in the coming years. It gives them the perfect environment to get prepared for the upcoming international racing events.