‘Proud moment for India’: 5 things to know about Kadai Yaseen Ahamed, the only Indian to ride in the MotoGP in Bharat

Kadai Yaseen Ahamed is the only Indian at the MotoGP Bharat 2023, which will take place from September 22 to 24 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. This is the first time since the 2013 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix that India has been removed from the calendar for financial, tax and bureaucratic reasons, making it the first time that India will host a motorsport event of this magnitude.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Ahmed said, “It is a proud moment for India that the race is being organized. I am also the only Indian racer participating in the event. This is an incredible moment for me. Today I had.” “The first test of my motorcycle and I’m really excited about riding it. It’s a big learning curve and the first step of my career. Hopefully we will produce more Indian bikers for world championships in the future.”

1) Second Indian to take part in MotoGP weekend:

Ahamed is the second Indian to take part in a MotoGP weekend after S Sarath Kumar. Sarath raced in the 125cc class in 2011 and was upgraded to 250cc for Moto3 in 2012.

2) Professional achievements:

The 26-year-old racer was declared the 2020 national champion in the Pro Stock 400 class. He also reportedly has experience competing in other championships such as the Thailand Superbike 400 Series, Asia Cup Japan and others Hindustan Times.

3) India’s wildcard entry:

Ahamed has been selected as India’s wildcard entry for the MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix in the Moto3 category and is riding a Honda NSF250R in the ongoing event.

4) Illegal racing on the streets:

The boy from Chennai studied at Hindu High School and his racing career began at the age of 15 when he raced illegally on the city streets. He was discovered by professional Indian racing champion Jagan Kumar in 2012.

5) Family reservations:

Aham’s decision to pursue a career as a cyclist was met with resistance from his family, especially his mother, who had expressed deep concern for her son’s safety, India Today reported. However, according to a DNA report, trainer Jagan Kumar successfully convinced the family about their son’s safety and the potential of racing on closed tracks.

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