Jamshedpur, Jan. 30 : In line with the company’s strategic objective of making the profession of truck driving aspirational, Tata Motors has announced the second edition of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship truck driver race selection and training program- The T1 Racer Program (TRP 2.0).
Acting as a catalyst to induct drivers into the commercial vehicle profession, the T1 Racer Program will present shortlisted Indian truck drivers, with an opportunity to compete in Season IV of the T1 Truck Racing Championship at India’s globally renowned F1 race track – The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida.
After as stellar performances by Jagat Singh and Nagarjuna amongst others, is a testimony to the success of the Truck Racer Program, organised for the first time during the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2016.
Having being trained for over three months by some of the best race instructors in India roped in by MOMA (MOMA Motorsport Management), the ‘Heroes of the Highways’ took home the highest price money ever won in an Indian motorsports event, held in 2016. A sum of rupees 10 lakhs each was awarded to winners who stood first in the two Super Class races. TRP 2.0 has attracted over 1000 applications for Season IV of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2017.
Speaking on the occasion, R.T. Wasan, Vice President (Commercial), Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “As a leader in the Indian commercial vehicle space, Tata Motors has always been at the forefront in introducing first-of-its-kind innovative initiatives and with the truck racing, we conceptualized the T1 Racer Program, held last year for Indian truck drivers, for the very first time.
Designed with the idea of making the profession of trucking and truck driving aspirational, TRP will act as a catalyst to induct Indian drivers into the fast growing T1 family and TRP 2.0 has over two times the number of truck drivers participating for a race seat, over the last year.
With an overwhelming response and a more robust training program, over last year, we are confident that the program will equip shortlisted drivers to excel at Season IV of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2017.
Our customers have played a critical role in making TRP a success. We take this opportunity to thank them for their collaborative efforts and look forward to taking TRP to greater heights in the coming years.”