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India to host ASIA AUTO GYMKHANA COMPETITION 2018


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01 Oct 2018, 18:21 IST

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After a a success opening spherical in Bali, Indonesia, India will play host to the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) recognised AAGC (Asia Auto Gymkhana Competition) 2018 for the first actual time on 29-30 September, 2018. Organised by means of the Indian Automotive Racing Club and promoted by means of FB Motorsports, this two-day match shall be held on the float observe in The Raymond advanced in Thane, giving audiences a grand spectacle of one of the easiest Gymkhana drivers.   

The match will include 13 groups and 26 drivers, representing 10 international locations from the APAC area, all of whom had been decided on thru a rigorous variety procedure. The members shall be riding kitted Volkswagen Polo stunt automobiles an identical to one some other and all of it comes down to who drives and navigates the most efficient.

Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, Raymond Ltd. and member of the FIA World Motorsports Council mentioned “As an avid motorsports enthusiast I am thrilled to support and be part of this FIA recognised initiative held in India for the very first time. Through AAGC the idea is to popularize motorsports by making it more accessible, more affordable and an entertaining event. We also want to give participants the recognition that they deserve. The AAGC is a great beginning and in future, I hope to work with colleagues and representatives across the world and more so in India, to bring in many more such motorsports initiatives.”

Dr. Kwong Yeung, President & CEO of AAGC mentioned, “We are happy to host Round 2 of the AAGC 2018 here in India, a country with so many young, talented and ambitious motorsports aspirants. What makes the sport even more special is that Gymkhana competitions are affordable and that any car can be enrolled into the competition, with driver skills as the core criteria. For Round 2, we have some very promising drivers, including a very talented Indian driver line-up. I keenly look forward to this weekend event.”

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Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India mentioned, “We are glad to supply our Volkswagen Polo stunt automobiles to the drivers. They are one of the easiest gymkhana drivers from their respective international locations and can be riding one of the easiest automobiles we have now to be offering. I’m excited for the approaching two days of the contest.” He additional added, “We strive to raise the standard of Indian Motorsport, develop awareness of motorsports in India and bringing the sport to the maximum audience possible. We are always ready for any collaboration to popularize motorsports in the country. This form of partnership restores my faith in future of motorsports in India”.

Gymkhana as a type of motorsport depends upon the driving force’s ability and methodology – to navigate thru a brief timed loop, which is produced from hindrances and choreographed manoeuvres corresponding to 360 spins, J-Turns, Slalom, Box Parking and Figure-Eight among others. The general run time of the heats are most often beneath a minute which makes this a fast-paced, enticing and rewarding revel in to watch.

Run beneath the aegis of FIA along with FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India), the development acts as an access level for budding younger drivers to get started a profession in racing, in a secure, economical and sensible manner.

Akbar Ibrahim, President FMSCI mentioned “In India motorsports is still an extravagant affair. It is not as easy as it looks and at the same time not as popular as we’d like it to be. At FMSCI it is our endeavour to cultivate this form of sport and make people, corporates and the authorities more aware and supportive of the sport, starting from the grass-roots level. We are elated to host this event here in India and we thank our sponsors and partners for the support extended to us.”

The FMSCI is a long-standing member of the FIA, a countrywide motorsport federation recognised by means of the Government of India, for the promotion and keep an eye on of motorsports in India, and is affiliated to the distinguished Indian Olympic Association.

Dilip Joshi, Chairman of AAGC 2018 Round 2 mentioned, “Round 2 of AAGC 2018 promises to be exciting, with a world-class motoring event never seen before in the city. Through this event, we hope to connect our passion for automobiles to the larger Indian audience, including a bunch of very excited school kids from the neighboring Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, who will be part of the audience on Race Day. As we move along, we hope to trigger greater aspiration for racing and look forward to a power-packed weekend.”

The match is subsidized by means of Kamasutra, Parx, Rustomjee Developers & MRF and is supported by means of VW Motorsport & Autocar India.

The match is lively on all social media channels and all match similar updates can also be discovered on @AAGCIndia handles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For additional information, please touch:

Swagat Lakku

+91 9820 386 368 

swagat.lakku@mslgroup.com

Shilpa Sanghai

+91 7710817494

ssanghai@perfectrelations.com

               

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