Coming into its third yr of motion packed racing, the Volkswagen Ameo Class, now a part of the MRF MMSCI fmsci Nationwide Championship 2019 kicks off this weekend in Coimbatore. 18 drivers might be competing for the championship title this yr with 9 new drivers and 9 drivers from the earlier seasons in attendance. Aside from the Ameo Class, Spherical 1 on the Kari Motor Speedway will even see Volkswagen Motorsport India compete within the ITC class with the Vento race automobile.
Talking on the most recent season of the Ameo Class, Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India mentioned, “The 2019 season might be one more thrilling season for us. As we enter the 10th yr of Motorsport, we’re wanting to witness the season unfold. The drivers have already began coaching and are charged as much as begin racing. The season can also be particular for us as a result of our premier one-make collection with the Ameo race vehicles is now a recognised nationwide championship and the winner might be formally topped a Nationwide Champion by FMSCI”.
The 9 new drivers on the grid have been chosen after an intensive choice course of throughout completely different parameters. The drivers have been put by a two-day health camp in Pune final month to guage their health ranges and to information them in the direction of attaining the health ranges wanted for the race observe. The camp organised by Multifit witnessed the drivers present process a number of classes on exercises, posture correction, weight-reduction plan and vitamin. The coaching classes have been designed to reinforce the efficiency of drivers with prehab and rehab coaching. The brand new drivers additionally had an opportunity to get to know the observe nicely with observe classes during the last three days earlier than the season formally begins.
The drivers have been coached by Rayomand Banajee and Karthik Tharani masking a number of fundamentals of racing together with the right race traces, braking drills and extra. After two free observe classes on Friday, the qualifying will happen later at the moment adopted by the primary race of the season. The second and third races are scheduled for Sunday. The ITC class has Volkswagen Motorsport India enter with three vehicles piloted by Karthik Tharani, Ishaan Dodhiwala and Ddhruv Mohite within the TC4-A Vento. VW has a dominant place within the collection however will see the veteran racers like Arjun Bala make for sturdy competitors.
The 2019 Volkswagen Ameo Class is scheduled for a complete of 4 rounds with the second, third and fourth spherical to be held on the Madras Motor Race Monitor (MMRT) in July, August and October respectively this yr.