Greater Noida March 23 Team Castrol Vecton won the Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, with Stuart Oliver and Dave Ball of United Kingdom as its drivers. Stuart Oliver of Castrol Vecton emerged winner of the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here today.
The ten-time British Truck Racing Champion took 30:26.848 minutes to complete 15 laps of the 2.5 km. Starting at pole position, the 50-year-old staved off stiff challenge from Mathew Summerfield (30:31.522 mins) of Team Cummins, who overtook his opponent early. Summerfield, who started fourth on the grid.
David Jenkins, who was representing Tata Technologies Motorsports, finished third with timings of 30:32.413 minutes among 12 contestants.
The silence of the acclaimed Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida was once again broken on Sunday but this time by roar of mammoth engines of heavy modified trucks. Twelve racing behemoths weighing about seven tonnes each burst into sight during the T1 PRIMA Truck racing championship introduced in the country for the first time by Tata Motors.
“Top British truck racing drivers including Bran John Burt, David Jenkins, Paul Mccumisky, David Ball, Stuart Oliver, James Horne, Simon Ashley Reid, Richard Collett, Mat Summerfield, Steven Powell, Steven Powell, Steven Thomas and Graham Powell showed their driving skills during the event.” Said Mr Ravi Psharody, Executive Director, Commercial vehicles, Tata Motors Limited.
|David Ball – Castrol Vecton Team|
The first ever truck racing championship in India, has been inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India). Event has been being managed by T.I.C.
|Mika with artists|
The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship is being organised by Madras Motor Sports Club of India (MMSCI), with safety and performance standards being followed as per (BTRA) British Truck Racing Association guidelines. Each truck/team was owned by a principal sponsorer. There will be total of 12 races featuring Tata Prima racing trucks, Commercial and Passenger vehicles. Each race covered 15 laps.
|One of trucks designed by Manish Arora|
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