Tata Motors has launched the T1 Prima Truck
Racing Championship, which is the first truck racing series in India. Scheduled
to be held on 23rd March 2014, the championship will be held at the
Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The T1 Prima Truck Racing
Championship has been inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation
Internationale de l'Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs
of India). Karl Slym, Managing Director, Tata Motors stated, “Through the T1
PRIMA Truck Racing Championship, we are introducing yet another pioneering
initiative in the Indian trucking space. We at Tata Motors are ready to embark
on yet another milestone of HORIZONEXT, with the highest levels of performance
and competitiveness of our trucks.
The championship features 12 Tata PRIMA 4038.S
trucks divided among six teams, with participation from international
drivers. These purpose built machines produce 370bhp of maximum power and
achieve a top speed of 110kmph. At the launch, Ravi Pisharody, Executive
Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “As a leader
in the Indian commercial vehicle space, Tata Motors has been leading the
transformation in the industry. The Tata Prima marked the arrival of a
completely modern truck brand, benchmarked to the global best, with its
contemporary styled cabin, power-to-weight ratio, safety aspects, technology,
quality and reliability. T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP is a great platform
to showcase these technological
advancements”. Around 22 key modifications were made to meet safety and
performance needs as per guidelines from British Truck Racing Association (BTRA).
The race series is organised by (MMSCI), with safety and performance standards
being followed as per British Truck Racing Association guidelines. Sponsors for
the race series include Cummins, WABCO, JK Tyres, Castrol and Accenture as the
main sponsors, while Tata Steel, Setco Automotive, RSB Group and TRW Steering
Systems Ltd. are the associate sponsors.
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