Stuart Oliver, representing team Castrol Vecton, won the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship yesterday, at Buddh International Circuit. The winning Team Castrol Vecton was followed by Team Cummins and Team Tata Technologies Motor Sports in the final Team points standings.
The event comprised of two races, a 5-lap Sprint Race and a 15-lap Main Race, with the Champion Award granted to the winning driver on the basis on combined points from both the races. And the Team Championship was awarded on the basis of the combined scores of the two drivers of the respective teams from both the races.
The ten-time British Truck Racing Champion took 30:26.848 minutes to complete 15 laps of the 2.5 km loop on the 5.1km-long BIC track. Starting from pole, the 50-year-old staved off stiff challenge from Mathew Summerfield (30:31.522 mins) of Team Cummins who overtook his opponent early. While, David Jenkins, who raced for Tata Technologies Motorsports, finished third with time of 30:32.413 minutes among 12 contestants.
Stuart Oliver, T1 Prima Truck Racing Champion 2014 said “It was an amazing experience. The track is beautiful and trucks were performing great. I am thrilled to have won the first ever Truck racing championship in India, among the enthusiastic crowd who were cheering each time we drove past the grand stand. I see a lot of potential of this sport here and would love to come back and race again."