TVS Racing announces TVS One Make Championship for young riders
TVS Racing has announced a Rookie Category under the TVS One Make Championship. This championship will be open to the riders from the age of 13 to 19 for the first time. The aim of the category is to find and nurture motorsport talent at a grassroots level. The championship selection will take place at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT), Irungattukottai on August 14, 2021. Selected riders will get to race on the TVS Apache RR 200 and the race will be held alongside with the 2021 Indian National Motorcycle Road Racing Championship (INMRC).
TVS Racing has developed a specially designed race-spec Apache RR 200, based on the RTR 200. The motorcycle is powered by a 197.8cc, 4 Stroke, 4 Valve, SOHC engine and is paired to a 5-speed transmission. It also comes with a fairing, adjustable USDs, TVS Racing livery and special component tyres from TVS Eurogrip.
Commenting on the announcement, B. Selvaraj, team manager, TVS Racing, said, “To follow a career in motorsport, it is imperative to train during the formative years of the racer. TVS Racing has always been at the forefront of cultivating young talent with our racing programmes. TVS Racing One Make Championship Rookie Category further extends our outreach to an age group where learning the nuances of road racing is critical. The motorcycle, TVS Apache RR 200, is designed specifically keeping in mind the ergonomics, bike geometry and suspension dynamics required for young riders. I wish the participants all the best for the championship.”
The rider needs to be under the age of 19 and have a Level-1 FMSCI certified training certificate (mandatory) To register, click here. A Level-1 certification training school will be conducted by TVS Racing on July 24. Interested candidates can apply by clicking here.
This new initiative by TVS Racing for young and aspirational riders will help the teams scout for new talents from around the country. This will also be a platform for the budding riders to get a taste of racing, experience their first track days and get a chance of becoming better, faster and safer riders as well.