The 2023 National Racing Championships kicks off in Coimbatore
Coimbatore, 25th August: Motorsports fans are in for a treat as the famous JK Tire FMSCI National Racing Championship (JKNRC) returns with a brand new season this weekend of August 26-27 here.
Kari Motor Speedway is set for high-octane thrills, continuing its legacy of discovering and nurturing emerging talent. The track located on the outskirts of Coimbatore and surrounded by natural beauty has been the home of JKNRC for a long time and has proven time and time again to be a worthy and beneficial place for motorsports enthusiasts.
JKNRC, now in its 26th year, has a niche and has been a fertile ground for Indian motorsports that has yielded desired results and helped many drivers including Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ibrahim, Karun Chandhok, Arjun Maini, Kush Maini and others to graduate to the next level to pursue their dreams.
Over the years, it has given a platform to aspiring drivers from all over the country to make it big in motorsports. As in every edition, this year will also see the participation of all Indias from Jammu, Chandigarh and Delhi in the North to Sikkim in the North East, Mumbai in the West and Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai in the South and will give the opportunity to both males. and female drivers to prove their mettle on the field.
The opening round will see the contenders push their limits to claim the prestigious title of National Champion in the Indian LGB Formula 4 Championship, become the overall champion in the JK Tire Novice Cup and JK Tire advance to the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup with the goal of winning early. feature and set the tone for the remainder of the season.
“JK Tire’s commitment to comprehensively promoting motorsports across the country remains unwavering,” said Sanjay Sharma, Head of Motorsports at JK Tire. “Our championships have consistently produced impressive results. And given the impressive line-up this year, we can expect a host of surprises on the track.”
The LGB Formula 4 class features India’s most economical single-seater racing cars. The cars are powered by a 1298 cc carbureted Suzuki engine and feature a 5-speed gearbox and chrome-molybdenum tubing frame.
The battle for supremacy in this major class of JKNRC will see fierce competition between last season’s podium winners Amir Syed (Ahura Racing), Diljith TS (Dark Don Racing) and Raghul Rangasamy (MSport), among other seasoned drivers such as Ruhaan Alpha (MSport). ) who has been dazzling in the international arena lately.
As part of its unwavering commitment to promoting women in motorsport, this season the grid features leading Indian drivers Mira Erda (Msport) and Anushriya Gulati (Dark Don Racing) who are set to challenge their male counterparts and showcase their prowess in this year’s race. championship.
Moreover, female participation extends far beyond the LGB Formula 4 championship. At the JK Tire Novice Cup for amateurs setting foot in motor racing, 15-year-old Ashi Hanspal (MSport) from Mumbai who was part of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars project in 2020 along with Ahura Racing duo of Priyanka Vijay from Bangalore and Avani Veeramanini from Hyderabad, are ready to battle the boys for glory, aiming to etch their names in the annals of Indian motorsport.
The girls will be in the two-wheeler category as Aisvariya V and Logapriya S from Coimbatore will compete with the big boys of JK Tire presenting 250 trophies.
For the two-wheeler enthusiast, JK Tire presents the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup which will feature an exhilarating showdown in a ‘Pro-Am Series’ format where amateur and professional riders will compete together on the same grid. The Continental GT Cup attracts racers from all over the country, providing them with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the sport of track racing. All riders are armed with identical, race-prepared Continental GT-R650 cars, all powered by Royal Enfield’s world-renowned 648cc parallel twin engine. Learning from the past two years, this year’s Continental GT-R650 has been re-tuned with its racing ECU for even better performance. The competition, which includes 25 contestants, 75% of whom are amateurs, is expected to be a fierce spectacle for all present.
To add even more excitement to the weekend, this season will see the presentation of Suzuki 250cc racing bikes in JK Tire 250 Cup powered by United CRA which has a network of 20 young riders from Gangtok, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Hubli and Coimbatore.
The three-round tournament will be unveiled in Coimbatore over the next few months where the entrants will be involved in some sprint events leading to the country’s 2023 sprint champions.
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