Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship – All You Need to Know
Published On Mar 17, 2016
After India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, announced the country’s first truck racing championship in January 2014, the event caused a frenzy among auto lovers and trucking enthusiasts. Since the past two years, the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship has been enthralling packed audiences at the internationally acclaimed Buddh International Circuit. Tata Motors will hold the third season of the Tata Prima truck racing event on the 20th of this month. The championship is still the only one that gives Indian audiences the gala spectacle of mega trucks competing against each other.
The event is held in collaboration with FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India). FIA is responsible for development of motor sport worldwide. FMSCI is the only national motor sport federation recognized by the Government of India and is affiliated to the prestigious Indian Olympic Association. The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is organized by the Madras Motors Sports Club (MMSC). To set the safety and performance standards at par with events held internationally, the championship adheres to the (BTRA) British Truck Racing Association regulations.
Six teams, comprising of the best truck racers across the globe, participate in the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. For the first time, the event will consist of two race categories: Super Class (comprising of Indian race truck drivers) and Pro Class (comprising of internationally acclaimed drivers).
The Super Class category, hosted this year for the first time to highlight trucking talent from India, is backed by the T1 Racer Program that has been introduced to mould 17 Indian truck drivers shortlisted for the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. The final 12 will be participating in the event.
The Tata Prima 4038.S Trucks to be used for the event have been customized as per the safety and performance needs of the BTRA such as lighter aggregates for lesser GVW and lower chassis height for better stability. Multiple quality checks pertaining to high speed run and control have been performed at the BIC and Tata Motors’ world-class testing facility in Jamshedpur.