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Tata Motors launches T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship

Tata Motors launches T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship

Snapshot: Tata Motors has announced the launch of its T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship which involves the use of specially modified Prima trucks and the race will be held at the BIC on March 23

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Home grown auto-major Tata Motors has announced the launch of its T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. The race will be be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on March 23 and will involve the use of modified versions of the regular truck units from the company. Renowned truck racing drivers from around the world will be a part of this championship.

The championship will feature a total of 12 purpose-built Prima trucks that make 370 bhp and can hit a top-whack of 110kphr. Tata claims to have made 22 specific modifications to get the trucks track ready, including tweaks to the fuel tank, brake cooling system, propeller shaft guards, racing seats with rollcage among others. 

The championship will consist of two races- first, the qualifying and followed by the main race. The participants of the championship includes several world-acclaimed truck manufacturers such as MAN, Mercedes-Benz, VW and Volvo. 

Truck racing started has its origin from the United States but eventually became popular across the globe. Currently, the sport is a Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulated sport in Europe and has been organising racing championships since 1985. The Indian edition of the sport will also take place under the supervision of the FIA and will be handled by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).

Tata’s sponsors for the event are Wabco, Castrol, Cummins, Accenture and JK Tyre.

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