Shivnihal Singh (40) and Gurujant Singh (33), both also from UP, were second and third respectively and were among the 10 drivers who made it to the finals of the Super Class Category.
Mohabat Singh of Rajasthan clocked the fastest lap at 1:50.677, while first place winner Pitambar’s fastest lap was 1:50.950.
Selected through the second edition of one of the most comprehensive motor sports driver training and selection program, for Indian drivers called the T1 Racer Program (TRP), Tata Motors formally kicked off preparations for Season IV, with the second edition of the T1 Racer Program (TRP 2.0) in 2016, under a new theme of ‘Junoon-e-Trucking’. TRP 2.0 received over 1000 applications from all over the country, of which Season 4 presented 10 new shortlisted Indian truck drivers with an opportunity to race at India’s globally renowned F1 race track.
Besides inducting new Indian drivers to the sport, Season 4 also featured Indian truck drivers from Season 3, competing against each other in a separate race category called Champion Class.
Like in the earlier seasons, the championship continued to host experienced international drivers representing six teams under the Pro Class category, with accomplished racers from FIA’s European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) competing in the championship for the very first time. The ETRC was represented by six racers from Europe, who competed in the Pro Class category alongside six British drivers from the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA), who had raced in T1 since the sporting event was first introduced in 2014.
T1 2017, Season 4 also hosted some of the country’s most prominent names from the music and entertainment fraternity. From the Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar to the scintillating Garima Yajnik, KK graced the occasion.
In Season 4, Tata Motors has also partnered with some of the country’s leading automotive brands. These were WABCO – Official Braking Technology Partner, JK Tyre – Official Tyre Partner, Castrol – Official Lubricant Partner, Cummins – Official Engine Technology Partner and Tata Technologies.
First Published: 20 Mar 2017 09:29 PM