With faster cars in the grid this year, the JK Tyre-Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) National Racing Championship 2012 will begin the 2012 edition with the flagging off of competitors at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on Saturday. The final races will take place on Sunday – July 8.
Almost 100 seasoned and new drivers will be driving for honours, so to speak, in different categories of races that will include JK Tyre – VW Polo R Cup, Indian Junior Touring Cars, Indian Touring Cars. The Formula LGB 4 (earlier known as Formula LGB Swift) will be held from Round 2 with 30 new cars lined up, Mr Sanjay Sharma, Head-Motorsport – JK Tyres & Industries Limited announced in Chennai on Friday.
The competition will be spread over six rounds, the first two rounds being held in Coimbatore and the remaining four at the Madras Motor Race Track in Sriperumbudur in Chennai. As part of the endeavor to raise the bar every year, this time the championship will witness faster cars. In the third round of JK Tyre – VW Polo R Cup, Polo Cars with petrol engines will be introduced, making the car faster and more powerful. An international driver – Diego Duez sponsored by JK Tyres will also be seen in action in this category.
Chennai’s only woman driver Alisha Abdullah would be the only female driver on the grid. The event has been helping to unearth potential talents in motorsport in India which has produced two Formula 1 drivers in Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok as also talents like Sailesh Bolisetti.