BigRock Motorsports win the season one of Ceat ISRL

Ritesh Patil
Their riders – Matt Moss (450cc International), Reid Taylor (250cc International) and Thanarat Penjan (250cc India-Asia mix) win championships in respective categories

Season one of the Ceat Indian Supercross League came to a thrilling climax after an action-packed weekend of racing in Bengaluru. The CS Santosh-led hometeam, BigRock Motorsports won the overall championship with 561 points on board. Mohite’s racing team finished second with 479 points followed closely by team BB racing in third place with 453 points. Here’s a detailed look at the points table:

PositionPointsTeamGapRound 1Round 2 Round 3
1561BigRock Motorsports213175173
2479Mohite’s Racing team82145191143
3453BB Racing108153125175
4376SG Speed Racers185132113131
5344Reise Motorsports217101128115
6341Gujrat Trailblazers220114117110

The weekend as usual started with the 85cc Demo class race where Thailand rider, Brian Gayles of Gujrat Trailblazers dominated the race with a fastest lap of 57.937 seconds followed by his teammate Yash Shinde with a fastest time of 1:08.126 minutes.  

This was followed by the most anticipated race of the day, the 450cc International class. Entering the weekend, the Australian rider Matt Moss of BigRock Motorsports had a comfortable lead in the championship table over Jordi Tixier of BB Racing. While the former got a decent start in race 1, the latter fell back in 9th position. That I must say was a blessing in disguise as the Supercross World Champion, Jordi, put up an absolutely stunning show to make up 8 positions to take the win in the race followed by Matt Moss in second position and Thomas Ramette of Reise Motorsports finishing third. The trio were again the front-runners in the second race with Thomas leading the pack for most of the race. He was later overtaken by Jordi Tixier while Matt Moss finished in third position. This was enough for the Australian rider to seize the championship but the final points table revealed that he had finished just four points ahead of Jordi. 

While Reid Taylor of BigRock Motorsports had mostly dominated the 250cc International category throughout the season, he only managed to finish fourth behind Hugo Manzato of SG Speed Racers, Enzo Polias and Clement Briatte of Gujrat Trailblazers in first, second and third respectively, in race 1. He finished third in race 2 which was enough for him to clinch the championship title in the respective category.

The 250cc India-Asia mix category was mostly dominated by the Thailand riders Ben Prasit Hallgren of Mohite’s Racing team in first, Thanarat Penjan of BigRock Motorsports in second and Athison Ruadero of BB Racing in third position in race 1. Ben and Athison exchanged positions in race 2 while Thanarat finished at the same position, which again was good enough for him to win the championship. This being said, Rugved Barguje of SG Speed racers put forth an impressive performance by finishing fourth in both races and overall championship, despite an injury to one of his arms.

Finally we had the All-stars race in which riders from all categories (except 85cc) raced together and as expected, the 450cc riders, especially Jordi, Matt and Thomas, dominated and finished one, two and three. 

Overall, the inaugural season of Ceat Indian Supercross League was action-packed throughout the three rounds with lots of flying motorcycles, some fights and great overall racing actions! This should be enough to get people excited about the next season which is expected to commence in late 2024.

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