TVS Racing, the factory racing team of TVS Motor Company, achieves a historic landmark by becoming the first Indian race bike to cross the 200 km/h mark. India’s first factory racing team’s Asia RR 310 OMC Race bike clocked a staggering top speed of 201.2 km/hr at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. The achievement is a testament to TVS Racing’s constant efforts to enhance its technological prowess and maintain its leadership in the two-wheeler motorsports scene. Participants in the TVS Asia One Make Championship 2022 are riding sixteen extensively modified Race-Spec TVS Asia One Make Apache RR 310 motorcycles, imbibed with TVS Motor’s racing DNA.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head – Premium Business, TVS Motor Company, said, “We are constantly exciting this segment by democratizing racing through initiatives like the TVS One-Make Championship and Apache Racing Experience. These initiatives give enthusiastic riders a platform to hone their skills and prove their mettle. It is also a means for us to push the technological and engineering limits of the TVS Apache series through our “Track to Road” philosophy, thus increasing the performance and fun quotient. The results of these initiatives are visible as TVS Apache has become the fastest growing brand in its segment.”
The TVS Apache RR 310 Asia OMC race bike designed and engineered from the ground up has received substantial technology for an uncompromised racetrack performance
· 312cc DOHC four-valve liquid-cooled engine
· 38 percent higher power output than the road-legal TVS Apache RR 310
· Forged pistons, Titanium valves and HLHD Cams
· RAM Air Intake system that boosts the top speed.
· Lightweight carbon fibre parts, including all bodywork, wheels and subframe
· Ohlins adjustable and custom-built suspension
· Dunlop soft compound radial racing tyres
Highlights of the first round of TVS Asia OMC, the first-ever road racing championship by an Indian manufacturer on a global level
· 16 riders from 8 countries, including three Indian riders, namely KY Ahamed, Deepak Ravikumar and 10-time INMRC winner - Jagan Kumar, battled it out on the track
· Race 1 witnessed Vorapong Malahuan riding to glory, followed by Decky Tiamo Aldy, who recorded the fastest lap time of 2:28:477.
· Race 2 saw Muhammad Fitri Ashraf set a staggering lap time of 2:27:433 and make an impressive climb to the top from the number five spot in Race 1
· It was a mixed weekend for the Indian riders as KY Ahamed, and Jagan Kumar finished in the top 10 in both races.
· Deepak Ravikumar met with a crash during Race 2 and hopes to make a strong comeback in the next round.
Race Results -
1st – Vorapong Malahuan (Thailand)
2nd – Decky Tiamo Aldy (Indonesia)
3rd – Varis Felix Fleming (Australia)
1st – Muhammad Fitri Ashraf (Malaysia)
2nd - Decky Tiamo Aldy (Indonesia)
3rd - Vorapong Malahuan (Thailand)