Aravind K P of Team TVS Racing became the first Indian rider to win a motocross championship abroad when he recently won this year’sSri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) Championship 2011. Championship winner, Aravind K P of Team TVS Racing, who finished with a total of 73 points, along with TVS Racing, Advisor Racing – R&D, Arvind Pangaonkar were felicitated at a glittering ceremony held recently.
“It was a tremendous experience riding in Sri Lanka. I have learnt a lot during this event as it was a great platform for me to fine tune my riding skills. I have emerged as a much better rider after this event. I am overjoyed to have finished on top of the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) championship 2011” Aravind said on receiving the championship trophy.
Aravind, who fought off 21 riders, including teammates Santosh CS, HK Pradeep and 2010 UAM Asian champion from Japan Tomoya Suzuki for the title, also won himself a fully-paid trip to watch the Dakar rally later this year. Pangaonkar was all praise for the SLARDAR Championship stating that it was among the best conducted events that he has witnessed. He appreciated the fantastic tracks that brought out the best in both the rider and their machines. “Such tracks compel the rider to push the limit and force him to excel. It coerces him to raise the bar in order to win.” Pangaonkar said.