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Pune, Apr 29 (UNI) The topflight riders from TVS Racing and Yamaha teams will once again renew their royal battle in the opening leg of the MRF national supercross 2006 championship being hosted by 'Sportstrek' at the Deccan college ground here on May 14. Headed by former motocross and rally champion Shyam 'King' Kothari, 'Sportstrek' during a short span of eight years has been serving the cause of motorsports, both two and four wheeler sections respectively rather creditably.

Briefing mediapersons here today, Mr Kothari said, the national supercross championship is expected to attarct 150 top riders from all over the country, which will make the competition razorsharp specially in the 'foreign open class', which will feature the thoroughbred machines namely Hondas, Yamahas, Suzukis, Kawasakis , KTMs and the indigenous TVSs.

The TVS Racing team boasting of the reigning national champion C S Santosh, Vijay Kumar and the daredevil Karan Kadam, are however expected to continue their domination in their persuit of retaining the team championship title this year as well. Though the team 'Yamaha' has bolstered their resources by attracting the skillful riders, it will certainly pose a threat to the championship, Kothari said.

The national championship is spread over six legs. After the Pune event, the action will shift to Chennai for the second leg to be held on August 20 followed by the third leg at Hyderabad on September 24; then Delhi on October 7; Goa on October 22 and the sixth and last leg will be held at Bangalore on December 17, Mr Kothari added.

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