Ace Indian racers line up for JK Tyre Festival of Speed

Gurugram: Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan during the amateur go kart ‘Catch me if you can’ tournament at SMAAASH Sky Karting in Gurugram on April 7, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) For the first time in the history of Indian motorsports, all its leading personalities — starting from India’s first F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan, ace rally driver Gaurav Gill to multiple national racing champion Anindith Reddy — will come together and set the track ablaze in the JK Tyre Festival of Speed (JKFOS) later this month.

A first of its kind extravaganza, the Festival of Speed is a bouquet of every possible racing discipline being laid out: X1 Formula Racing Cars, LGB-Formula 4 cars, 1000 & 600cc Super Bikes, Gixxer Cup and lots more.

To be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida on November 30-December 1, the JKFOS will see the final round of competitions in the Indian LGB Formula 4 and the JK Tyre Suzuki Gixxer Cup.

It will also unveil the all-new X1 Formula Racing, a franchise-based competition featuring six teams. In this format, each team will comprise one international male and female driver each, one Indian international driver and two top Indian drivers.

The line-up includes international racing stars like Mattias Lauda, Franky Cheng and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Add to this India’s top performers, Karthikeyan, Gill, Anindith, the Maini brothers, Krishnaraj Mahadik, Nayan Chatterjee and Vishnu Prasad, among others, and fans will get to see their favourites in action.

For those who love bike-racing, the JKFOS will have the JK Super Bike Cup, starring almost all the top 1,000cc and 600cc bikes. There will be an international flavour to this section too in the form of the Asia Cup of Road racing which will see some of Asia’s top riders in action.

Apart from all the pure racing, the country’s top stunts-men will be putting up their acts on their modified bikes, go-karts, cars and even on a massive tractor, led by two-wheeler stunt champion Aaron Colton of the US.

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