Tata Motors, in association with MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club), held the Season II of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at the Buddha International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on March 15, 2015. Stuart Oliver continued his golden run and emerged triumphant for the second consecutive time in the 16-lap Final Race, helping Team Castrol Vecton grab Team Title.
Steve Thomas of Team Allied Partners, who qualified fastest on Saturday, was the first runner-up, with Steven Powell of Team Tata Technologies clinching the second runner-up spot. The massive and powerful Tata Prima race trucks proved to be a treat for the motorsports fanatics in an intense race at India’s F1 track, the BIC, as the event witnessed over 45,000 spectators. Edge-of-the-seat action for overtaking and high speed corners had the audience roaring with each twist and turn.
The championship points were granted to the winning driver, and combined team driver points determined the winning team. Each of these 12-modified Tata Prima race trucks of 370hp were built for the purpose, and driven by experienced international truck racing drivers, from the acclaimed British & European Truck Racing championships.
Stuart Oliver, T1 Prima Truck Racing Champion 2015 said “It was an amazing experience. I think one thing I want to say is a big huge thank you to all the fans coming out all this way, all the flags, all the caps, everything, it made such a difference this weekend. I really, really do appreciate it. "For your information, the Tata Prima race trucks for Season II boasted 10% more speed (upto 130kmph), a new aerodynamic design, with 10% increased acceleration and a 10% weight reduction, over Season I of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship.
Stuart Oliver further went on to add, “The Tata Prima race trucks were fantastic. It's been an amazing championship, with so much improvement to the truck that it just goes to show the capability of the vehicle and how the sport can be scaled up, with more power and speed, a delight for every motorsports fanatic. I would like to thank Tata Motors for having all of us over and for having done an incredible job with the Tata PRIMA.”
Besides the winning drivers Oly Janes, Mat Summerfield, Simon Reid, David Jenkins, Steven Powell, Richard Collett, Mathew Summerfield, David Jenkins, Paul Alan McCumisky, Oly Janes, Graham Powell, Ben Horne and Chris Levett were the other top British truck racing drivers, who participated in the Season II of this high-octane racing.
Commenting on the successful weekend, Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director - Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “We have had a tremendous day here for the truck racing with a really pumped-up atmosphere and we have been delighted by the response received today. We would like to congratulate the winning team, sponsors and all participants for making this first of its kind, debut racing event, a historic day and all of the audience for a wonderfully electric atmosphere.”