Additionally, the Rookie category which comes under 18 years, returns with its 3rd edition, TVS Racing says that it has trained over 50+ rookie riders in the country since 2021. TVS also said that the training session will offer the ultimate platform to young racers and aspirants, and ignite their passion for motorcycle racing.
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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 PETRONAS TVS Racing and TVS said that the training schedule will help the participants to familiarise themselves with the racing motorcycles & track.
The top 20 participants from respective locations will be selected for the final round which will be held at MMRT Chennai. Under the women’s category, female racers will ride the race-spec TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, while the rookie category will ride the standard TVS Apache RR 200. Post the final selection round in Chennai, the company said that the racers will undergo specific training under the national champion riders from TVS Racing.
TVS Racing said that 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. Along with the training, the participants will also get a full set of racing gear – suit, gloves and boots.
Let’s take a look at the selection criteria –
1. Women category: Requires a valid two-wheeler driving license or a Level-1 FMSCI certified training received from any racing training school
2. 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.
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 to 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.”