Fifteen women racers were
finally selected from 30 aspiring candidates for the TVS Racing - Training
Academy for Women in association with the Rajini Academy of Competitive Racing.
Thirty women riders attended the day-long briefing and training session
supervised by Rajini Krishnan and TVS Racing’s Jagan Kumar. Post these session,
15 women racers were selected based on their riding skills and passion. They
will compete in four races as part of the TVS Ladies One-Make Series 2017 to be
hosted along with MMSC.
Barely a week back, TVS Racing
had announced the launch of TVS Racing-Training Academy for Women. The academy called
for entries from enthusiastic women riders across India to be part of the
programme. Based on their passion and riding experience, around 30 women riders
were to undergo a one-day training and selection camp in Bangalore on May 24.
The year-long training and
racing programme is being led by renowned racer and ex-TVS Racing rider Rajini
Krishnan and other trainers from Rajini Academy of Competitive Racing. TVS
Racing champion riders Jagan Kumar and Harry Sylvester are also part of this
academy as instructors.
The first thirty candidates
were selected after attending an intensive training programme for a day. This included
six theory sessions followed by a practise session on the track and ended with
a short race. From the 30 short listed, 15 candidates were finally selected based
on the time recorded for the 3-lap race.
The formal training school for women racers
will commence from June 2017 and motorcycles to be used will be the race-spec
TVS Apache RTR 200. There will be four races in the TVS Ladies One-Make Series
2017 as a part of One Make Championship across the year. The winner will be
declared the TVS Ladies One-Make Champion.
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