India’s first ever Truck racing championship witnessed a grand response from about 25000 energetic enthusiasts who thronged the Buddh International Circuit to witness the monsters in high-speed action.

After a thrilling 45-min final race, Stuart Oliver of Team Castrol Vecton walked away with the honours. His Team also claimed the top position in the Team standings.

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The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship witnessed two races. The first was  a 5-lap Sprint Race followed by a 15-lap Main Race. The Champion Award was handed over to the winning driver on the basis of combined scores resulting from points scored from both the races. The Team Championship, on the other hand, was awarded on the basis of the combined scores of the two drivers of the respective teams in both the races.

Attendess witnessed 12 heavily-modified Tata Prima beasts capable of belting out 370 horsepower and reaching a top speed of 110 km per hour driven by experienced international drivers.  To make these Prima trucks fit for racing, guidelines from British Truck Racing Association were followed and subsequently 22 key modifications were made to meet a mix of safety and performance needs for the Truck Racing environment.

Some of the changes made are on – fuel tank, brake cooling system, propeller shaft guards, racing seats and safety belts, exhaust, steering wheel etc. Even though quite bulky, these trucks were capable of cornering at high speeds and handed over to the audience some really breathtaking moments. These moments included close-call overtakes, too.

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Here are the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship Results:

POINTS

Sl. No.

Name

Comp No

Team

Race 1

Race 2

Total

1

Stuart Oliver

1

CASTROL  VECTON

15

25

40

2

Dave Jenkins

10

TATA TECHNOLOGIES MOTOR SPORTS

12

15

27

3

Mathew Summerfield

19

CUMMINS

8

18

26

4

David Ball

9

CASTROL VECTON

10

10

20

5

Steven Powell

7

DEALER WARRIORS

5

12

17

6

Simon Reid

62

CUMMINS

3

8

11

7

Steve Thomas

12

DEALER DAREDEVILS

4

6

10

8

Steve Horne

0

6

0

6

9

Grahan Powell

24

DEALER DAREDEVILS

0

4

4

10

Paul Alan McCumisky

30

ALLIED PARTNERS

2

1

3

11

Ben Horne

2

DEALER WARRIORS

0

2

2

12

Richard Collett

15

ALLIED PARTNERS

1

0

1

13

Brian Burt

17

TATA TECHNOLOGIES MOTOR SPORTS

0

0

0

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TEAM STANDING:

Position

TEAM

POINTS

1

CASTROL  VECTON

60

2

CUMMINS

37

3

TATA TECHNOLOGIES MOTOR SPORTS

27

4

DEALER WARRIORS

19

5

DEALER DAREDEVILS

14

6

ALLIED PARTNERS

4


 

The first ever Truck Racing Championship in India has really set the bar high for the upcoming second edition. Are you looking forward to it eagerly?? We are…!

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