To make truck driving aspirational, Tata Motors today announced the second edition of truck driver race selection and training program [TRP 2.0]. The T1 Racer Program will present shortlisted Indian truck drivers, with an opportunity to compete in Season IV of the T1 Truck Racing Championship at India’s globally renowned F1 race track – The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida.
Tata Motors, the country’s largest commercial vehicles manufacturer brought the popular motorsport of truck racing to India in 2014. The T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP added an exciting dimension of truck racing to one of the biggest trucking markets in the world, India. Over the last 3 years, this event has showcased the best talent in truck racing as well as the latest advancements in trucking technology. Last year, the winners were awarded a sum of rupees 10 lakhs each who stood first in the two SUPER CLASS races. TRP 2.0 has attracted over 1000 applications for Season IV of the T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP 2017.
The T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP is organized by MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club) and is inscribed on the calendars of FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) and FMSCI (the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) with safety and performance standards being followed as per the guidelines of the BTRA (British Truck Racing Association), who also play in role in the selection of the best British and European Race Truck Drivers, that compete in the T1 Championship. The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations.
Tata PRIMA range of trucks are a next-generation commercial vehicle, based on superior technology, optimum power, fuel efficiency and safety. Built with technical inputs from across the world, the Tata PRIMA range is based on an Italian cab design, engine technology from the US and Europe, gearbox expertise from Germany, chassis frame know-how from Mexico, sheet metal dies from Japan and Korea, combining Swedish precision on a robotic weld line, hence is also referred to as the ‘World truck’ by Tata Motors.