Suzuki announces One Make race 'Gixxer Cup'
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, is proud to announce the launch of the Gixxer Cup, marking its entry in the Indian racing arena. Suzuki has a long and successful history of motorcycle racing and the time is ripe to bring this motorsport racing culture to the Indian enthusiast.
Leveraging the excitement generated by the most awarded bike of 2015 - Gixxer, and its fully faired variant Gixxer SF, Suzuki will launch the Gixxer Cup, a one make championship race, in June 2015. The championship will continue till October 2015. Two championship races will run simultaneously - ‘Novice’ for beginners and ‘Open’ for more seasoned racers.
Suzuki will provide a full grid of 20, race-prepared Gixxer SF motorcycles for 5 rounds of racing, which will be held in conjunction with the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore and the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. These motorcycles will be backed by a dedicated team of experts and pit crew to support the riders.
Just as the Gixxer and the Gixxer SF have redefined their segments, Suzuki aims to set new standards for One Make Racing, with the Gixxer Cup. The aim is to lay the foundation of Suzuki’s global racing culture in India. Also, the race will seek to promote motorsports and the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
“Suzuki is a legendary name in the racing world, and Suzuki motorcycles are among the fastest and most finely crafted racing machines in the world. Apart from showcasing the real potential of the Gixxer SF to Indian motorsport enthusiasts, this championship will double up as an opportunity for local racers to hone their skills by providing them an affordable platform to gain valuable racing experience and exposure to the dynamic sport of motorcycle racing” says Mr. Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Ltd.
The Gixxer Cup championship is approved by the FMSCI (The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) and organized by the Madras Motor Sports Club (one of the oldest and most active motorsports clubs in the country).