The silence of the acclaimed Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida will be once again broken but this time by roar of mammoth engines of heavy modified trucks on March 23. Six racing behemoths weighing about six tonnes each will burst into sight during the T1 PRIMA Truck racing championship being introduced in the country for the first time by Tata Motors.
Top British truck racing drivers including Bran John Burt, David Jenkins, Paul Mccumisky, David Ball, Stuart Oliver, James Horne, Simon Ashley Reid, Richard Collett, Steven Powell, Steven Thomas and Graham Powell will be showing their driving skills during the event.
This is the spectacle fans will be treated to as the event will be the first-ever truck racing championship to be held in India and marks another small step forward for Indian motorsport as the country increasingly asserts itself on the global motor-racing stage. The series will use Six heavily-modified Tata Prima beasts capable of putting out 370 horsepower and reaching a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour driven by international drivers.
The first ever truck racing championship in India, has been inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India). Event is being managed by T.I.C.
The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is being organised by Madras Motor Sports Club of India (MMSCI), with safety and performance standards being followed as per (BTRA) British Truck Racing Association guidelines. Each truck/team is owned by a principal sponsorer. There will be six teams of two trucks each.
The truck drivers will be of International acclaim and foreign nationals besides Indian drivers especially trained for the event . The main highlights of the Tata Motors T1 Truck racing will be gala opening and closing ceremony with host of celebrities like Mika, Salim Sulamain,Sivamani & Sanjay Shetty’s troupe of dancers performing, Bollywood personalities, Truck exhibition, merchandise shops, test drives on trucks for the public & media , food court with kid's fun zone.
Designer Manish Arora has been roped in to do art work on some trucks and have a fashion show as a part of the event. The entire T1 race has been planned and is being executed by well known Integrated event management and marketing company T.I.C headquartered in Delhi.
Both the organisers - TATA Motors & the event management company TIC executing the T1 championship have a challenging task at hand to bring to life this spectacle for the Indian audience.
Source : CarDekho