Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has announced the dates for the third season of their Suzuki Gixxer Cup for 2017. For the continued evolution of the Gixxer Cup, SMIPL has tied up with JK Tyre Motorsport as the organisers for the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2017. After playing a pioneering role in identifying and nurturing Indias top racers for over two decades, JK Motorsport is ready to bring out world class motorcycle racers in partnership with Suzuki Motorcycle India.Also Read - Kempegowda's Bronze Statue To Be Unveiled At Bengaluru Airport Soon. Deets Inside
And like last year, the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup is back with the Suzuki Gixxer Cup to give a chance to the young and budding racers of India to get a foothold into the international racing arena. This is still the only platform of its kind in India, which provides the selected rider with a chance to participate in the Red Bull Rookies Cup Qualifiers in Spain! Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Lavishes Praise On Mithali Raj, Says Cricketer Is An 'Inspiration' To Many
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Last year witnessed the first edition of the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup in the country. After six races spread across two rounds, Sachin Chaudhary from Ahmedabad was crowned the winner from among seven talented, young Indian riders. He went on to represent India in Spain at the qualifiers of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 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 Road to Rookies Cup will cater to riders between the ages of 12 and 16 years, the Suzuki Gixxer Cup will be for riders of 17 years and older.
A new addition this year would be a Rider Selection Programme which would enable Suzuki Gixxer Cup to get the best riders from all corners of the country to come and participate. The programme will be held across 4 cities to scout for the best riding talent as per the schedule below: