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Tata Motors to Start First Indian Truck Driver Race

Published On Jan 27, 2016By Prashant Talreja

Tata Motors will be holding the first ever Indian Truck Driver Race as part of the upcoming T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016. The third season of the championship is scheduled to be held on March 20 at India’s globally renowned F1 race track in Greater Noida, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).

In order to fulfill its commitment of making trucking aspirational for Indian drivers and involving them in truck racing, Tata has come up with this innovative idea. For the Indian Truck Racing event, Tata Motors has also conceptualized a selection and training program to accomplish the company’s another strategic objective of acting as a catalyst to induct drivers into the commercial vehicle industry.

The 12 participants for the Indian race will be selected from a pool of truck drivers from all over the country who are employed with key customers of Tata Motors.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, said, “Hand-picked through a rigorous driver training and selection program from a pool of commercial vehicle drivers, we are proud to have collaborated with our customers for a shared vision in promoting the profession of truck driving. We are excited and honored to have these individuals as the newest members of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship.”

The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship this year will maintain the same format as the previous seasons. Experienced international drivers will represent six teams featuring 12 Tata Prima race trucks specifically built for the event.

Tata Motors, the country’s largest commercial vehicles manufacturer is credited with the popular motorsport of truck racing to India in 2014, with the last T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship held in March 2015. The event is quite sought-after among the masses, having witnessed over 50,000 cheering enthusiasts.


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