Backed by over 40 years of racing heritage and pedigree, TVS Racing, the flagbearer of One Make Championship in India, concluded the selection round for the 2023 TVS One Make Championship . TVS Racing pioneered the One Make Championship in 1994 and since then has trained and given the opportunity to over 5,000 budding racers to sharpen and showcase their skills. The program consists of four categories in India – Rookie, Women’s, Media, and Expert, and in 2022 expanded internationally with the first ever TVS Asia One Make Championship.
TVS Racing has been instrumental in flourishing motorsports in India & abroad and the company’s “Track to Road” philosophy has been predominantly responsible in engineering the TVS Apache series that recently crossed its 5 million global sales milestone, becoming the fastest growing premium motorcycle brand in the segment.
The team designed a rigorous and competitive selection process that enabled them to assess riders’ skills, evaluate their latest achievements and basis their lap timings select the fastest riders. This process ensured that only the most exceptional candidates have been shortlisted to participate in the championship.
Sharing his delight, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head – Premium Business, TVS Motor Company, said, “Nurturing and developing young talent in the world of motorsports has always been one of our top priorities at TVS Racing, and The PETRONAS TVS One Make Championship is a testimony to our commitment. We take great pride in being the propagators of offering a platform for aspiring riders to hone and showcase their skills and take their first step towards a career in racing. We extend our best wishes to all the riders and are looking forward to an exciting championship."
Key highlights from the selection round of 2023 PETRONAS TVS One Make Championship –
Backed by its core philosophy that the ‘chequered flag does not differentiate’ TVS Racing has trained over 500+ women riders in the country since 2016, and celebrates the 7th edition of the PETRONAS TVS OMC Women’s category this year
The PETRONAS TVS OMC Rookie category focuses on nurturing talent from 13 to 18 years, and selected 12 riders for its 3rd edition this year, after having training over 50+ rookie riders in the country since 2021
12 expert riders were selected for the most competitive and high intensity category - PETRONAS TVS OMC RR310 category
16 fastest riders from a total of 31 journalists and influencers from across India were selected to race for the entire season in the PETRONAS TVS OMC Media category this year. These riders will ride the race-spec TVS Apache RTR 200 throughout the season.
Under the women’s and media category, racers rode the race-spec TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, while the rookie category rode the specially built TVS Apache RR 200