Commenting on the successful
weekend, Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director - Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors
said, “We have had a tremendous day here for the truck racing with a really
pumped-up atmosphere and we have been delighted by the response received today.
The Tata Prima race trucks proved their racing prowess and build quality in
this high intensity race. We are extremely delighted with the performance of T1
teams and drivers who have been supportive throughout the event. We would like
to congratulate the winning team, sponsors and all participants for making this
first of its kind, debut racing event, a historic day and all of the audience
for a wonderfully electric atmosphere.”
Each of these 12-modified Tata
Prima race trucks of 370 horsepower were built for the purpose, and driven by
experienced international truck racing drivers, from the acclaimed British
& European Truck Racing championships. The Tata Prima race trucks for
Season II boasted 10pc more speed (upto 130 km/hr), a new aerodynamic design,
with 10pc increased acceleration and 10pc weight reduction, over Season I of
the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship.
Oly Janes, Mat Summerfield,
Simon Reid, David Jenkins, Steven Powell, Richard Collett, Mathew Summerfield,
David Jenkins, Paul Alan McCumisky, Oly Janes, Graham Powell, Ben Horne and
Chris Levett were the other top British truck racing drivers, who participated
in Season II of the race.
The T1 Prima Truck Racing
Championship was organised by the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and was conducted
under the aegis of FIA & FMSCI.
For Season II WABCO, JK Tyres,
Cummins, Castrol and Tata Technologies were the main sponsors, Setco Automotive
and Tata Motors Finance, were sponsors of Team Allied Partners.