Tata Motors announces 17 potential Indian racers for the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship – Season 3

Mumbai, 03 March 2016: As many as 17 potential Indian truck drivers will compete in the final round – Level 4 of the T1 Racer Program (TRP), organized by Tata Motors. The TRP is a driver development initiative, aimed at creating ‘PRIMA RACERS’ out of ordinary truck drivers. Out of the 17, a dozen finalists will compete in Season 3 of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016, scheduled at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida on 20 March 2016.

The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship was launched by Tata Motors in 2014. Over the last two years, the event has showcased the best talent in international truck racing, as well as the latest advancements in trucking technologies by Tata Motors. While Season 1 witnessed over 25,000 spectators, Season 2 had a crowd of over 50,000 enthusiasts last year.

For Season 3, Tata Motors has unveiled the new T1 2016 race truck, with a total 43 additional modifications. The championship will continue to host experienced international drivers representing six teams on 12 Tata PRIMA race trucks, which have been built for the purpose.

There will be two race categories with four races on Race Day. Two SUPER CLASS comprising Indian race truck drivers, and two PRO CLASS comprising international drivers. While Indian drivers will be competing in black PRIMA race trucks identical to each other, the six teams competing in the PRO CLASS will represent teams who participated in the previous two seasons of the championship, with one new team. These are Team Castrol Vecton (reigning champions), Team Cummins, Team Tata Technologies Motorsports, Team Tata Motors Finance, Team Dealer Warriors and Team Dealer Daredevils.

Some of the automotive brands partnering the championship this season, include WABCO (Official Braking Technology Partner), JK Tyre (Official Tyre Partner), Castrol (Official Lubricant Partner), Cummins (Official Engine Technology Partner), Tata Motors Finance (Official Commercial Vehicle Financing Partner) and Tata Technologies (Official Technology Partner).

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