Tata Motors, India's leading car manufacturer, is celebrating not just one but two iconic Nano expeditions. Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors and India's first Formula One motor racing driver, Mr. Narain Karthikeyan today praised Mr. Srikarunya Subrahmanyam, a Bangalore based motoring enthusiast and his team, for entering the Guinness World Records. This significant achievement has been achieved with a national campaign in a Tata Nano.
Moreover, Mr. Yadav and Mr. Karthikeyan also unveiled thebook 'Atop the World', which has been written and edited by Mr. Thomas Chacko. It is a Kochi-based, 63 year old motoring enthusiasts, who covered a 78-day long national expedition in a Tata Nano, covering the length and breath of the country. This huge achievements shows the sheer passion for motoring.
Speaking on this remarkable achievement, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President - Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors said, "The Tata Nano has put India on the world motoring map when it comes to frugal engineering. The car has made us proud yet again with this record. The Tata Nano has proved its robustness and reliability in many car rallies and expeditions undertaken by Tata Motors and by customers on their own. It is motoring enthusiasts like Karun and Thomas who emote true passion for motoring. We are proud to be associated with them and we will continue to encourage such expeditions as it will enable customers to further understand and experience the brand's true value."
Mr. Srikarunya Subrahmanyam has his team has set the Guinness World Record for covering the longest journey of 10,218kms, in a Tata Nano, in 10 days, breaking the previous record of 8046.74 kms. The team set on an adventure on March 21, 2013 from Kanyakumari to circumnavigate the country and successfully returned victorious on March 30, 2013 in Bangalore.
Felicitating the two motoring enthusiasts, the Ace Racer, Mr. Narain Karthikeyan said, "I lately have seen a new breed of traveller emerge, one who has a streak of adventure and passion for motoring. I have known people who have driven immense distances just for the fun of it, even though a far more painless option of taking a flight or a train was always there. This is exactly the spirit that encourages enthusiasts like Srikarunya and Thomas to overcome challenges that comes with driving long distances especially the sort of mileage that they have done. But all this effort has to be backed up by a reliable package - which is the car and having been involved with the Nano since it existed on a drawing board, I am not surprised that it has managed to achieve this."