With successful two seasons under the sleeves Tata Motors is going to organize the third season of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016, which will take place on 20th March, 2016, at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida. For the championship Tata Motors has already started the race training and selection program for the competing drivers.
In the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016 there will be a race for Indian truck drivers for the first time. Like previous two seasons of 2014 and 2015, this time also six teams featuring 12 Tata Prima trucks will take part in the championship. The teams will consist of experienced international truck drivers. Tata Motors, the biggest commercial vehicle maker of India wants to make the truck driving profession aspirational and through this championship they want to attract drivers toward the profession. On the race day there will be two race categories, which are Superclass and Proclass. The Superclass category will comprise of Indian race truck drivers, while the Proclass category will be comprising of the international race truck drivers.
The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is organized by MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club) and is inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) making the event truly global. Commenting about the championship, Mr. Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, has said, “Ever since it was first introduced in 2014, T1 has proved to be a great platform to showcase the prowess of the Indian commercial vehicles industry and that of Tata Motors, and Season III presents us with a great opportunity to launch our next big initiative – Indian Race Truck drivers.”
Know the Tata Prima: Tata Prima is an award winner truck from Tata Motors available in different trims - multi-axles, tractor trailers and tippers. This truck is acclaimed internationally for its power, sustainable speed, safety and reliability, agility, cabin features and comfort. Tata Prima was designed for long distance transportation and it meets various end user requirements. It comes with features like air conditioned spacious cabin, reclining seats, armrests, adjustable steering system, music system and Global Positioning System (GPS) as a standard feature. These trucks produce 370 bhp peak power at 2100 rpm and the top speed is 110 kmph.