JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2017, gets under way at the Kari Motor Speedway this weekend amidst great pomp and grandeur at Coimbatore.
JK Tyre adds a new dimension to the JKNRC this year, with the introduction of a comprehensive bike category, the JK Tyre presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Manufacturers Single Make Cup)
The bikers have been carefully selected after four different selection rounds across the country — Bengaluru in the South, Aizawl in the East, Pune in the West and the National Capital Region in the North.
Hundreds of aspiring racers got the chance to showcase their skills by simply making an appearance at the venues. They were provided Suzuki Gixxer bikes, safety equipment and given the licence to go all out.
The Gixxer Cup will also provide a glorious opportunity for 15 young racers, including eight from Aizawl, in the Rookie category (12-16 years), to make their mark and earn a ticket to represent India at the Red Bull Rookie Cup – Road to MotoGP in Spain.
“We are really excited about this season,” Sanjay Sharma, head of JK Motorsport, said, “Not only is it going to be bigger and grander but we will also have a two-wheeler category for the first time.”
The selection of so many youngsters from Aizawl in the rookie category is a great sign for Indian motor sport. “There is immense biking talent in the country,” Sanjay Sharma explained. “We had over 1200 fine aspirants and it’s a pity that we couldn’t accommodate more,” he added.