Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has launched
the Gixxer Cup, marking its entry in the Indian racing arena. Suzuki has a long
and successful history of motorcycle racing and the time is ripe to bring this
motorsport racing culture to the Indian enthusiast, said a press release from
Suzuki has launched two Gixxer models in India, the 2015
Gixxer and its fully faired variant Gixxer SF. Suzuki will launch the Gixxer
Cup, a one make championship race, in June 2015. The championship will continue
till October 2015. Two championship races will run simultaneously - ‘Novice’
for beginners and ‘Open’ for more seasoned racers.
Suzuki will provide a full grid of 20, race-prepared Gixxer
SF motorcycles for 5 rounds of racing, which will be held in conjunction with
the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway
in Coimbatore and the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. These motorcycles
will be backed by a dedicated team of experts and pit crew to support the
Suzuki aims to lay the foundation of its global racing
culture in India.
“Suzuki is a legendary name in the racing world, and Suzuki
motorcycles are among the fastest and most finely crafted racing machines in
the world. Apart from showcasing the real potential of the Gixxer SF to Indian
motorsport enthusiasts, this championship will double up as an opportunity for
local racers to hone their skills by providing them an affordable platform to
gain valuable racing experience and exposure to the dynamic sport of motorcycle racing” says Atul Gupta,
Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Ltd.
The Gixxer Cup championship is approved by the FMSCI (The
Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) and organized by the Madras Motor
Sports Club (one of the oldest and most active motorsports clubs in the
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