Tata Motors will kick-off
Season II of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2015, at the Buddh
International Circuit, Greater Noida beginning March 14. The main race will be
held on Sunday, March 15.
With Season I seeing a lot of
action with some edge-of-the-seat overtaking and high speed corner action,
cheered on by an audience of over 20,000 people, season II will once again
feature 12 Tata Prima race trucks built for the purpose, driven by experienced
international truck racing drivers from the acclaimed British & European
Truck Racing championships.
New to Season II are the Tata
Prima race trucks boasting over 20pc more speed (up to 135 km/hr), a new
aerodynamic design, with 10pc increased acceleration and 10pc weight reduction,
for some more power packed-action over last year.
Season II will entail Two Free
Practice sessions and a Qualifying Race on March 14, followed by an 8 lap Super
Qualifier and a 16 lap Final Race on Sunday, March 15.
For Season II Wabco, JK Tyres,
Cummins, Castrol and Tata Technologies are the main sponsors, Setco Automotive
and Tata Motors Finance, are sponsors of Team Allied Partners.
The six teams (along with
their drivers) for the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship Season II are –
Team Castrol Vecton
Team Tata Technologies
Team Allied Partners
Team Dealer Warriors
Team Dealer Daredevils
Paul Alan McCumisky
The debut season of the T1
Prima Truck Racing Championship was won by Team Castrol Vecton, followed by
Team Cummins and Team Tata Technologies Motor Sports. Last year’s winners from
these teams – Stuart Oliver, Dave Jenkins and Mathew Summerfield, will be back
once again to reclaim glory.
Tata Motors has also
conceptualised and introduced a new Indian Drive Selection and Training Programme
for 2016, to induct and mould potential Indian truck drivers into T1’s future.
This programme not only enhances potential driving skills, but has an ultimate
goal of creating well--rounded truck racing drivers.
Ravindra Pisharody Executive Director,
Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “A much awaited Season
II of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, we at Tata Motors are thrilled to
bring this grand spectacle of truck racing to our audiences yet again. Having
established itself within a year among the motorsports and trucking fraternity,
for us the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship has opened up a new vista in
showcasing what a winning product like the Prima is really built on. As we
enter Season II, it is in our continuous endeavour to remain the most preferred
trucking brand in the Indian commercial vehicle space, setting new benchmarks
in product engineering, world-class quality manufacturing and marketing. I wish
to thank our sponsors, team of engineers, consultants, organisers, volunteers
and, certainly spectators for creating a big sporting holiday with an
The T1 Prima Truck Racing
Championship is organised by MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club) and is being
conducted under the aegis of FIA & FMSCI.
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