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Indian Motorsport legends to drive Volkswagen Polo at ‘Race of Legends’ in Thane

Press Release
01 Feb 2019, 15:08 IST

VW Motorsport India prepped Polo
VW Motorsport India prepped Polo

Pune/Mumbai, February 1, 2019: Volkswagen Motorsport India will be present at the ‘Race of Legends’ on 3rd Feb at Thane. Volkswagen Motorsport team will provide four equally prepared cars for the competition in addition to all the technical support required in terms of managing the cars during the event. The event will witness Indian Motorsport legends driving the Volkswagen Polo at the Raymond Drift Track, Thane. Volkswagen Motorsport would be providing their street version Polo with modified hydraulic hand brake for the event.

Race of Legends is one of the support events taking place at Raymond Drift Track, Thane on 2nd and 3rd Feb along with the finals of Indian National Autocross Championship 2018. Prior to this, the 5 regional rounds happened in the cities of Guwahati, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Goa and NCR which concluded in 2018.

Motorsport enthusiasts will witness racing legends such as Katie Bhathena, Darayus Bhathena, Akbar Ebrahim, Nikhil Taneja and Bomi Mehta driving the Volkswagen Polo cars at the event being held over the coming weekend in Thane.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “Volkswagen Motorsport India has been providing support to all forms of motorsport in the country. We are the only car manufacturer that is running a premium one-make touring car series, supporting privateers with our technical expertise and building race spec cars for the private motorsport enthusiast.” He further added, “It is our desire that motorsport should also be included in the popular sport category. We are happy that individual events like the Gymkhana and Autocross Championships are gaining momentum in the country and it is our pleasure to support these events in whatever way possible. It is only by successful collaboration and supporting each other that we can collectively bring motorsport to the forefront and provide better opportunities to the enthusiasts in our country.”

 Autocross is one form of motor racing which allows non-professionals (and professionals) to enjoy the thrills of competitive driving in a safe and low-cost environment. Promoted by FMSCI, INAC 2019 will also host top motorsports competitors from across the country who will participate in this rally.

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