Tata Motors enters International level of racing with Prima trucks

Thursday 06 March 2014, 11:46 AM by

Seeing trucks hauling loads of goods on highways is not a rare sight but then imagine seeing a truck, coated with coloured vinyls, having sleek tyres and a high performance engine screeching its way to glory on a race track.

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Tata Motors enters International level of racing with Prima trucks

Impossible it may seem but it is true. Indian bred Tata Motors, the number one truck maker in the country has taken the initiative of launching truck racing in India. For this, Tata Motors has chosen its flagship Prima series of trucks. This event will be operated under “T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship” title.

It will be a one of its own kind race where 6 teams will battle out for a podium finish in their 12 specially prepared for race trucks. It has a 4038.S engine which produces 370Bhp of power at 2100 rpm and a torque of 1550Nm at 1200 to 1400 rpm. It has a 9 speed gearbox. These trucks are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 110 Km/h.

Tata Motors enters International level of racing with Prima trucks

Tata Motors have meticulously worked on the details and have produced a master piece in form of these racing trucks. There are close to 22 modifications which have been introduced in a normal truck for this purpose. The driver cabin has a roll cage which fulfils the requirements of FMSCI. The steering wheel has a quick release mechanism to help the driver exit the cabin in case of an emergency. It gets FIA approved racing seats and a fire extinguisher in the cabin. It also has an external engine and fuel cut-off switch. It gets a propeller shaft guard and always ON tail lamps. Since braking plays an important role, it gets revised new generation wider brakes with liquid cooling. The suspension height have been reduced too to make it race ready. It has a 90L fuel tank which is located just behind the driver’s cabin.

Tata Motors enters International level of racing with Prima trucks
Tata Motors enters International level of racing with Prima trucks

It is great to see Tata Motors bringing such an esteemed event in India. The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship goes beyond just fast racing trucks. With such events, the company wants to promote trucking in an aspirational way especially to the second generation business owners. Tata also wants to exhibit its engineering prowess and superior technology with these trucks.

The dates for the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship are 22nd and 23rd March 2014. It will be held on the famous Buddh International Race Circuit situated in Greater Noida.

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