• Jagat Singh and Nagarjuna A win the first even Indian TRUCK RACE, at the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship Season 3
• David Jenkins, Rick Collett and Graham Powell finish FIRST, SECOND & THIRD in the PRO CLASS, Comprising of internationally acclaimed drivers
22nd March 2016, New Delhi: T.I.C. has successfully executed Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing 2016, consecutively for the 3rd season. This year, the event saw an attendance of more than 50,000 spectators who cheered for the exciting race and added much needed zeal to the event.
This year was even more special as for the first time; Indian drivers participated in the race as promised by Tata Motors in season 2. Jagat Singh and Nagarjuna A created the history by winning the coveted T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING Championship, organized for Indian truck drivers, in its third edition. Competing in the SUPER CLASS category comprising of some of the most experienced drivers, these drivers were selected through one of the most comprehensive training and selection programs, for Indian drivers, from Tata Motors fleet customers’ operations across the country.
These ‘Heroes of the Highways’ took home the highest price money ever for an Indian motorsports event – Rs 10 lakhs being awarded to each of the first place winners, of the two SUPER CLASS category races.
Having finished fourth in the first 8-lap race of the two PRO CLASS races comprising of international drivers, David Jenkins of TEAM TATA TECHNOLOGIES took top honors in the final 20-lap race, with Rick Collett and Graham Powell both from TEAM TATA CUMMINS, taking second and third place respectively, in an action packed race.
Mat Summerfield of TEAM CASTROL VECTON, winner of the first 8-lap race, clocked the fastest lap of 1:50:691 seconds, in the second race, around the 3.1 kilometers race track.
Talking about the season 3, Gaurav Dhall, MD, T.I.C. shared, “Watching Tata Motors T1 Truck Racing’s growth over the years is a great experience. This year was even more special as we had our own Indian drivers competing against each other for the title, thus creating a history. The successful execution of this kind of major sporting event is a great moment for us as a team. I feel extremely proud of being a part of this reputed event.”
The 12 Indian drivers selected for Season 3 of the T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP were –
Syed Akram Pasha
While Season 3 witnessed Indian drivers competing in black PRIMA race trucks, which were identical to each other – in look and built, the 12 coloured trucks competing in the PRO CLASS of the T1 PRIMA TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 3, represented six teams, who participated in the previous two seasons of the championship, with one new team – Tata Motors Finance.Following were the teams and their drivers –
Tata Technologies David Jenkins Brian Burt
Castrol Matt Summerfield Adam Bint
Cummins Rick Collett Graham Powell
Dealer Daredevils Ray Coleman Simon Cole
Dealer Warriors Ben Horne Paul McCumisky
Tata Motors Finance Oly Janes Tony Smith
Alongside some edge of the seat action at T1 2016, Season 3 also hosted some of the country’s most prominent names from the music and entertainment scene. From the sensational Hip Hop heartthrob Badshah to the vivacious damsel of melody, Neeti Mohan, the scintillating Garima Yajnik, with her foot-tapping Indo-western numbers and last but not the least, the ruling diva of Bollywood music, with her memorable feast of melody and dance numbers, Sunidhi Chauhan, were few amongst the many other surprises that T1 season 3 had to offer.
Like last year T.I.C. was prepared for any kind of mishap or weather problems. All safety measures were kept in place to control any unforeseen circumstances. From entrance to the stadium to final event various measures were adopted to deliver a flawless event. Overall the event went smoothly and audiences thoroughly enjoyed the show to the fullest.
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