Suzuki to organise the Gixxer Cup Championship in India
The Gixxer Cup Championship marks Suzuki's foray into the Indian motorsport scene. The championship will be held alongside the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship and will be split into two parts. A 'novice' championship for amateur racers will run parallel to the 'open' championship meant for the more experienced racers.
Each category will consist of 20 racers on the grid. The five rounds of the series will take place at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore and the Madras Motor Racing Track in Chennai. The fully faired Gixxer SF will be provided by Suzuki in this one make series and each racer will have a pit crew and a team of experts for support.
The championship will begin in June and continue till October 2015. Suzuki claimed that the aim of this championship is to lay the foundation of its global racing culture in India and to promote motorsports and the spirit of sportsmanship.
Atul Gupta, executive vice president, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Ltd said, "Suzuki is a legendary name in the racing world, and Suzuki motorcycles are among the fastest and most finely crafted racing machines in the world. Apart from showcasing the real potential of the Gixxer SF to Indian motorsport enthusiasts, this championship will double up as an opportunity for local racers to hone their skills by providing them an affordable platform to gain valuable racing experience and exposure to the dynamic sport of motorcycle racing."
The Madras Motor Racing Club will take responsibility as organisers of the championship and has already got the Gixxer Cup approved by the FMSCI.
Honda and Yamaha are the other manufacturers who have been known to hold their own one make championships in the past.
The event calender is as follows:
Suzuki Gixxer Cup
|MMRT, Chennai or BIC, Greater Noida
|5th - 7th June 2015
|10th 12 th July 2015
|7 th 9 th August 2015
|4 th 6 th September 2015
|To Be Announced
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