Toyota to launch Motor Racing championship in India

Toyota to launch Motor Racing championship in India

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Auto giant Toyota Kirloskar Motor is now all set to launch its six race Etios Motor Racing series in three cities in India in the upcoming year. The company will be short listing 25 drivers for the championship after the ongoing two day camp in Chennai.

The series will be held at the popular Buddh International Circuit in Noida, which last year hosted the country’s maiden F1 Grand Prix. The company’s managing co-ordinator marketing Hitoshi Fukui added that the series will also be held in Chennai and Coimbatore.

Fukui added, “We are planning to hold two races each in these cities. The shortlisted 25 Indian drivers (at the end of the camp concluding in Chennai tomorrow) would pay Rs 1.5 lakh each as registration fee to take part in the championships. The top three drivers would have a chance to participate in championships overseas run by Toyota”.

Though no official dates were announced, but the company GM R K Ramesh indicated that the championship would be held in the later half of 2013 and that this could add as the stepping stone for those who want to take up car racing as a career. The drivers selected will be trained by professional drivers and instructors from Toyota and the local racing experts.