In a primary of its form occasion for auto lovers right here, India shall be taking part in host to The Asia Auto Gymkhana Competitors (AAGC) 2018, and can see 13 groups competing for the title. The competitors is presently in its second spherical after the opening spherical at Bali, Indonesia. The AAGC is recognised by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Vehicle) and shall be held between September 29- September 30, 2018, on the Raymond drift monitor in Thane, close to Mumbai. AAGC in India has been organised by the Indian Automotive Racing Membership and promoted by FB Motorsports.
AAGC brings a few of the greatest gymkhana drivers from the APAC area. The occasion includes 13 groups and 26 drivers representing 10 international locations, all of whom landed up within the driver’s seat after a rigorous choice course of. The Indian spherical additionally has Indian drivers getting behind the wheel of the Auto Gymkhana.
Talking on the one-of-its-kind occasion, Raymond – Chairman and Managing Director, and member of the FIA World Motorsports Council, Gautam Singhania mentioned, “As an avid motorsports fanatic I’m thrilled to help and be a part of this FIA recognised initiative held in India for the very first time. By way of AAGC the thought is to popularize Motorsports by making it extra accessible, extra inexpensive and an entertaining occasion. We additionally need to give individuals the popularity that they deserve. The AAGC is a good starting and in future, I hope to work with colleagues and representatives the world over and extra so in India, to herald many extra such Motorsports initiatives.”
Gymkhana is a Motorsport type that places the motive force’s talent and methods to check as they navigate by means of a brief timed loop that features obstacles, 360 spins, J-Turns, Slalom, field parking and Eight-figures. The entire run is often accomplished below a minute and makes for a spectacle for the audiences.
Talking in regards to the Gymkhana coming to India for the primary time, AAGC President and CEO, Dr. Kwong Yeung mentioned, “We’re blissful to host Spherical 2 of the AAGC 2018 right here in India, a rustic with so many younger, proficient and bold motorsports aspirants. What makes the game much more particular is that Gymkhana competitions are inexpensive and that any automotive might be enrolled into the competitors, with driver abilities because the core standards. For Spherical 2, we’ve got some very promising drivers, together with a really proficient Indian driver line-up. I keenly look ahead to this weekend occasion.”
The individuals shall be driving the fully-kitted Volkswagen Polo stunt vehicles, promising to place up an excellent present over the weekend. With the vehicles being similar, the competitors boils to right down to which group drives and navigates the most effective on the finish of the day.
Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India mentioned, “We’re blissful to offer our Volkswagen Polo stunt vehicles to the drivers. They’re a few of the greatest gymkhana drivers from their respective international locations and can be driving a few of the greatest vehicles we’ve got to supply. I’m excited for the upcoming two days of the competitors.” He additional added, “We try to boost the usual of Indian Motorsport, unfold consciousness of motorsports in India and bringing the game to the utmost viewers doable. We’re all the time prepared for any collaboration to popularize motorsports within the nation. This type of partnership restores my religion in way forward for motorsports in India”.
The Auto Gymkhana can be seen as a place to begin for budding Motorsport drivers as they compete in a protected, inexpensive and sensible occasion.