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Volkswagen Motorsport prepped Polo will be part of ‘Race of Legends'

February 02, 2019, 02:42 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Volkswagen Motorsport prepped Polo will be part of ‘Race of Legends'

•Race of Legends is a supporting event that is held along with the final round of Indian National Autocross Championship 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport is providing modified street version Polo cars for the race.

Volkswagen Motorsport team will provide four equally prepared Polo for Race of Legends which will be held on 3rd February. Deemed a part of Indian National Autocross Championship  (INAC) 2018, the Race of Legend is a supporting event which will witness Indian motorsport legends setting the tarmac ablaze in the prepped-up Polo at the Raymond Drift Track in Thane.

The street version Polo is modified with special hydraulic hand brake for the event and will be driven by Indian racing ace such as Katie Bhathena, Darayus Bhathena, Akbar Ebrahim, Nikhil Taneja and Bomi Mehta. In addition to the cars, Volkswagen Motorsport will also provide all the technical support required in terms of managing the cars over this tyre-smoking weekend.

Speaking on the occasion, Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “Volkswagen Motorsport India has been providing support to all forms of motorsport in the country. We are the only car manufacturer that is running a premium one-make touring car series, supporting privateers with our technical expertise and building race spec cars for the private motorsport enthusiast. It is our desire that motorsport should also be included in the popular sport category. We are happy that individual events like the Gymkhana and Autocross Championships are gaining momentum in the country and it is our pleasure to support these events in whatever way possible. It is only by successful collaboration and supporting each other that we can collectively bring motorsport to the forefront and provide better opportunities to the enthusiasts in our country.”

Before the final round in Thane scheduled for 2nd and 3rd February, five regional rounds of INAC took place in the cities of Guwahati, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Goa and NCR. Autocross is a form of motorsport which allows professional as well as non-professional drivers to enjoy the thrills of competitive driving in a safe and low-cost environment. Promoted by FMSCI, INAC 2019 will also host top motorsports competitors from across the country who will participate in this rally. 

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