Pune: With just over a fortnight remaining for the start of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing championship
(INMRC) at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, TVS Racing has lined up 12 riders for the TVS Apache RR One-Make Series, which will herald the debut of Apache RR series of bikes.
The first edition of the TVS Apache RR One Make Series--part of the INMRC--and to be held from June 8 to 10, will see riders compete astride the Race Spec TVS Apache RR 310. The 12 riders were selected following a rigorous selection round held at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai where riders from across the country took part. The selection was based on their fastest lap times.
The selection was only open to riders with a podium finish in INMRC or any One Make Championship. The event saw an overwhelming response of 287 entries of which 40 qualified for the selection round.
“When we spoke about the TVS Apache RR One Make Series at the launch of the TVS Apache RR 310, the response was phenomenal. This further translated into the number of entries and we were delighted to see new names spring into the final 12,” said B Selvaraj, Team Manager, TVS Racing.
“We are glad to have such spirited and talented individuals on our platform and look forward to see them compete fiercely in the cup astride Race tuned TVS Apache RR 310,” he added.
The Race Spec TVS Apache RR 310 is equipped with a free-flow exhaust, improved induction system; race tuned Electronic Control Unit and modified foot- peg to provide race ergonomics. The riders: Deepak Ravikumar, Amarnath Menon, P Sriharsha, Arun Muthukrishnan, Abhishek V, Akash C, PM Soorya, Aditya Rao, S Sivanesan, K Kannan, Vivek Pillai, Vysakh Sobhan.
Factbox on TVS Apache One-Make Series
Commencing in June 2018, TVS Apache RR One-Make Series will be an all new initiative by TVS Racing, developed to support and nurture young talent across the country. The series will take place along with INMRC in Chennai, Coimbatore and Budh International Circuit (Noida).
Twelve riders will compete across 6 rounds, with 1 round being a part of the Asian Championship.