March 22, 2017

T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship: Race Report

20 March 2017, 05:54 | Megan Pierce

2017 T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship: Race Report

2017 Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing: David Vrsecky clinches title after double win

He clocked the fastest lap at 1:50.562 during the race. Czech Republic racer, David Vrsecky stood the first position at the fourth edition of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship.

Malkeet Singh (34) from Uttar Pradesh came second in the category, with a lap time of 1:50.597, while Rajasthan-based Bhag Chand (32) managed to secure the third spot on the podium. This season saw new Indian and worldwide truck drivers battling with each other on the race track on their Tata Prima race trucks. In comparison, the fastest time managed by the 400PS T1 Prima Truck during the races was around 1min 47sec. It was also to serve as the qualifier for the final race for the overall championship.

Pro Class - Comprising of Internationally acclaimed drivers with proven experience in the field of truck racing.

Nobert Kiss (Hungary) of Team Tata Technologies Motorsport, was the first runner-up, while Gerhard Korber (Germany) of Dearer Warriors clinched the second runner-up title. Gerhard Korber took second place while defending champion, David Jenkins, took third place.

In Pro Class Category, 12 worldwide driver from Britain and other European countries were seen participating and it was David Vrsecky of Team Dealer Daredevils who emerged in first position.

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For the first time, FIA's European Truck Racing Championship drivers participated in India at the Season 4.

29-year-old Nagarjuna won the Champion Class for the second consecutive year. "Being a partner to the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship is a natural progression which takes our relationship to the next level", said P Kaniappan, MD, Wabco India Ltd.

The T1 Racer Program (TRP) is one of the country's most comprehensive motorsports driver training and selection programs conceptualized and conducted by Tata Motors.

Each Tata Motors PRIMA race truck competing in Super Class, Champion Class and PRO Class races carries Wabco's Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), high-performance air management system in addition to high-output, modular compressor technology, advanced air actuation systems, Integrated Pedal Unit (IPU) and other braking components.

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