KTM, the world’s No.1 premium motorcycle brand, has conducted the selection round of the KTM RC Cup, India’s largest racing championship, in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. The RC Cup is part of KTM Pro-XP’s efforts to provide KTM owners with experiences that make them pro riders.
KTM: A Legacy of 70 Years in Motorsports
With over 70 years of history in motorsports and 334+ world championship titles across all racing formats such as Dakar, MotoGP, Motocross (MX), Supercross (SX), and Enduro, KTM is a brand that is READY TO RACE.
150+ Racers Experienced the Thrill of Riding the KTM RC 390 GP
Registration for the Bangalore championship was received with great enthusiasm, and around 150+ racers experienced the thrill of riding the ‘Ready to Race’ KTM RC 390 GP to the finish line. The top 10 fastest lap times selected from Bangalore for the Qualifier round were:
- Rohit Lad
- Abhishek V
- Anish Shetty
- Ashwin R
- Varun Patil
- Lani Zena Fernandez
- Pradeep C
- Mohammad Junaid Akhtar
- Lokesh V.
The KTM RC Cup Moves to Coimbatore and Chennai
The RC Cup will move to its next selections round in Coimbatore this weekend (4,5 March 2023) for selections, followed by Chennai in the upcoming weekend. The KTM RC Cup has three stages:
- Selections: Race Academy and Selections across City – Coimbatore, Chennai
- Qualifiers: The top 10 from each of the eight cities will contest in the Qualifiers held in Chennai
- Finale: The top racers from the Qualifiers will race at the Finale of the KTM RC Cup.
The Top 3 Winners Will Visit the KTM Global HQ in Austria
The top 3 winners of the KTM RC Cup will win a visit to the global HQ of KTM in Austria, including:
- Training with the Race Director in Austria
- Interaction with KTM Factory racing athletes
- Watching a MotoGPTM race live at the Red Bull ring
- Visiting the prestigious KTM Motohall.
Expert Race Director and Race Expert
Ex-MotoGP racer Jeremy McWilliams, with two podium finishes in the 500cc class and a win in the 250cc class, is the Race Director for KTM RC CUP. Emmanuel Jebaraj, a seven-time National INMRC Champion and the founder of Gusto Racing, India, is the Race expert throughout the competition.
Excitement and Enthusiasm at KTM RC Cup
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd., said,
“We have almost reached the last leg of the KTM RC Cup. The journey has been absolutely thrilling. Racing has been the core DNA of KTM and has helped us connect with many racing enthusiasts nationwide. We were quite excited to see the enthusiasm amongst the Bangalore participants. The KTM RC Cup reaffirms our motorsport credentials in India. I want to take this moment to congratulate the top 10 riders and welcome them to be a part of our qualifiers in Chennai. The KTM RC Cup is something that goes across the country, hunts for the best racers, provides them with the right training, and rewards the best. With the thrilling response from Bangalore, we witnessed endless passion and zeal by participants to put their best foot forward”
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