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TVS invites aspiring racers for PETRONAS TVS OMC 2023

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  • TVS invites aspiring racers for PETRONAS TVS OMC 2023

    PETRONAS TVS Racing team returns with the 7th edition of PETRONAS TVS One Make Championship – Women’s category. Additionally, the Rookie category which focuses on nurturing talent under 18 years, returns with its 3rd edition.

    The first selection round is scheduled in Bangalore on January 28, 2023, followed by the second round in Pune on February 4, 2023. Both rounds will encompass full-day training sessions conducted by national champions from the house of PETRONAS TVS Racing. The training schedule will help the participants to familiarise themselves with the racing motorcycles & track. Top 20 participants from respective locations will be selected for the final round at MMRT Chennai.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium at TVS Motor Company said, “TVS Racing, India's first factory racing team, has been scripting racing history since 1982. The team has been at the forefront of motor racing in the country and has consistently been pushing the envelope to offer a platform to racing enthusiasts with varied formats. TVS Racing has led the way in women’s racing since 2016, having trained over 500+ women racers till date, offering them an opportunity to be trained under the guidance of TVS Racing champion riders like Aishwarya Pissay, and supporting them to follow their passion for racing on the race tracks. We are excited about the upcoming season of PETRONAS TVS One-Make Championship 2023, and look forward to imparting a great experience to the women racers & enthusiasts.”

    Key Highlights –
    • Under the women’s category, female racers will get an opportunity to ride the race-spec TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, while the rookie category will ride the TVS Apache RR 200
    • Post the final selection round in Chennai, the racers will undergo specific training under the national champion riders from TVS Racing (K.Jagan, KY Ahamed, Harry Sylvester, Deepak Ravikumar & Aishwarya Pissay)
    • The training will help the shortlisted racers focus on improving their physical fitness and hone their skill before the 2023 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC)
    • The participants will also get a full set of racing gear – suit, gloves and boots

    Selection criteria –
    • Women category: Requires a valid two-wheeler driving license or a Level-1 FMSCI certified training received from any racing training school
    • Rookie category: Participants should be aged between 11 and 18 years with Level-1 FMSCI-certified training received from any racing training school, and need to be accompanied by a guardian