Set to take place on 22-24 September at Buddh International Circuit, the Indian Grand Prix comes as a milestone event for the country’s motorsport fans who are eagerly waiting for the arrival of their MotoGP heroes.
This historic moment will be made even more special for the Indian fans in that they will be able to support local rider Kadai Yaseen Ahamed. Ahamed will compete alongside Malaysian’s Shahril Danial Syahmi as a wildcard for the PETRONAS MIE Racing Vision Track Racing team in the Moto3 category. The duo will be riding the Honda NSF250R.
PETRONAS and MIE Racing are once again proud to be able to bring two young athletes to the world stage, part of an effort to promote and publicise the values of motorsport such as dedication, passion and the continual pursuit of excellence, both human and technological.
21-year old Shahril Danial Syahmi from Parit Buntar, Perak, Malaysia will be competing in the Moto3 World Championship for the second time, following his debut in the category earlier this year during the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland. The Malaysian raced for the MTHelmets-MSi Team as a replacement for compatriot Syarifuddin Azman, who sustained injury at Mugello. Having competed in the Asia Talent Cup and Asia Road Racing Championship in recent years, in 2023 Danial is on track in both the FIM JuniorGP World Championship and the Red Bull Rookies Cup.
26-year old K.Y. Ahamed from Chennai, India was crowned 2020 Indian National Champion in the Pro-Stock 400 class. Ahamed also has experience in other championships such as the Thailand Superbike 400 series and the Asia Cup Japan. 2023 sees the Indian compete in the Asia Road Racing Championship aboard the TVS Racing Team’s TVS RR310 OMC.
MIE RACING CEO Midori Moriwaki:
“I’m proud to collaborate with PETRONAS on another project designed to support young athletes, and to be able to do so on what is a very special occasion, as MotoGP makes its debut in India. This will be a real challenge, but it is one that we are ready to take on with passion and enthusiasm because it perfectly embodies the values that MIE Racing holds and bases its activities on.”
PETRONAS Senior General Manager of Group Strategic Relations and Communications, Datin Anita Azrina Abdul Aziz:
“This collaboration with Midori is yet another platform for PETRONAS to contribute towards the development of the next generation of Malaysian talents in the two-wheels segment. This is also an opportunity for us to commercially elevate the PETRONAS brand in India as well as push the advancement of our fluid technology in motorsports, particularly within the FIM Grand Prix World Championship arena.”