Waku-doki comes to Gurgaon this weekend sponsored by Toyota Kirloskar Motors. Following the success of Etios Motor Racing (EMR) held in Chennai this August, October 6th and 7th marks the dates for second round of Etios Motor Racing Exhibition Race to be held at HUDA, Leisure Valley Gurgaon.
‘Race of Champions’ will be held for the first time in India making this event even more exciting which will be held on the new customized twin tracks at the venue. A total of 25 EMR racers will be participating in the contest along with 8 Indian rally and racing champions: Akbar Ibrahim, Vicky Chandhok, Naren Kumar, Farad Bhathena, Navaz Sandhu, Vikram Mathias, Nikhill Taneja and V. Ramnarayanan.
Putting up a special performance will be a popular VJ Rannvijay Singh who will not only drive an EMR car but will also mingle with and relate to other sports enthusiasts during and after the events. Those not fortunate enough to be part of these events can follow all the action as it is aired on Neo Sports on Sunday October 7th between 13.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
India auto news release: The Second Etios Motor Racing Exhibition Race in Gurgaon this Weekend
· 25 EMR drivers and Professional Drivers to drive in an exciting ‘Race of Champions’ format for the first time in India
· VJ and Youth Icon, Rannvijay Singh to drive the EMR car
· Host of activities to engage visitors/ spectators of all ages
Toyota Kirloskar Motor brings the excitement of Etios Motor Racing (EMR) to the National Capital Region with a second Exhibition Race on the 6th and 7th of October at HUDA, Leisure Valley in Gurgaon. Recreating the internationally popular ‘Race of Champions’ format for the first time in India, the EMR Exhibition Race 2 promises to be very unique and exciting.
Close on the heels of the dynamic debut of Etios Motor Racing at the Chennai racetrack in August, Toyota is now taking motorsport in India to new levels with the customized twin tracks in Gurgaon to enthrall many more racing enthusiasts and spectators. Apart from the 25 EMR drivers battling it out, eight Indian racing and rallying champions – Akbar Ibrahim, Vicky Chandhok, Naren Kumar, Farad Bhathena, Navaz Sandhu, Vikram Mathias, Nikhill Taneja and V. Ramnarayanan – from different generations will race against each other. That’s not all, the spectators will get to watch their favourite VJ and youth icon, Rannvijay Singh, drive the EMR car and interact with the young motorsport enthusiasts.
A host of other activities have also been planned to keep all the spectators engaged – SUV zone, racing simulators, remote control racing and much more for the entire family. To further reach out to many more fans and enthusiasts across the country, all the EMR action from the weekend will be aired on Neo Sports on Sunday, October 7th between 1300 to 1700 hrs.
About Etios Motor Racing
Continuing the Company’s global legacy of motorsports, supported by one of the most accomplished and acclaimed engineering companies in motorsport history – TRD (Toyota Racing Development) – EMR was introduced at the Auto Expo 2012 in Delhi. The EMR Series that is slated to be held in the second half of 2013 will be based on a single-make racing championship platform.
Toyota will also partner and work closely with Indian motorsport experts, Red Rooster Racing (International) Pvt., Ltd. based in Bangalore, with Leelakrishnan former racing and rallying champion at the helm. The Official Partners for EMR in 2012 are MRF – tyre manufacturer, DENSO – a Toyota affiliate that manufactures auto parts, Savita – sole distributor of Idemitsu Oil products in India, BMC – producers of air filters and MapmyIndia – providers of GPA navigation and online maps.
The Etios racing platform will help talented young racers develop their skills, and further train them to gain a competitive edge for their future in motorsports. They will be mentored by experts in the field, and will be given an opportunity to compete amongst the best in the country. This series will not only highlight the technological prowess of the manufacturer, but also the endurance levels of the Etios and the ‘fun to drive’ aspect of the vehicle.