Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) , a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two wheeler company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan has announced the Suzuki Gixxer Cup for the year 2017. The Suzuki Gixxer Cup has tasted some grand success in its earlier two seasons.
SMIL has tied up with JK Tyre Motorsport to organize the third edition of the Suzuki Gixxer Cup, 2017. The Red Bull ‘Road to Rookies’ Cup is also part of the event to give young and budding racers from the country to get a taste of the International racing arena. In fact, winners of the Indian edition of the race gets qualifies to participate in the Red Bull Rookies Cup Qualifiers in Spain!
2016 marked the first edition of Road to Rookies Cup to be clubbed alongside the Suzuki Gixxer Cup in the country. After six races which were spread across two rounds, Sachin Chaudhary from Ahmedabad managed to win the cup from among seven highly talented young blooded Indian riders. He also went on to represent India in the RedBull MotoGP Rookies Cup qualifiers in Spain.
In the words of Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, SMIPL, “We are extremely pleased to announce our tie up with JK Tyre to conduct the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2017. This partnership between 2 pioneers can only lead to great things for Indian Motorsport. We are also equally happy to announce our continued partnership with Red Bull for the Road to Rookies Cup for a 2nd year running. We look forward to another exciting year of racing and are confident that we will raise the bar even higher this time!”
Both the Suzuki Gixxer Cup and the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup will be run as a part of the 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2017. While the former will allow racers who are 17 years or older, the latter is for participants aged between 12 and 16.
Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Corporate Communications and Motorsport Head, JK Tyre, said, “We have guided the career paths of many international racers from India, and with our passion & expertise combined with the racing heritage of Suzuki, we intend to do the same for the budding motorcycle racers of our country!”
The Rider Selection program for the Suzuki Gixxer Cup will be conducted in Bangalore, Aizawl, Pune and Noida in the month of June followed by the actual championship which will consist of three rounds at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore from July to September followed by the 4th and final round at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida in November.
We wish all the budding motorbike racers all the best!