Amaron Karting Challenge Finale

Goa, Oct 28th, 2007: Roaring engines, screeching spins, sharp contours, thundering speeds, kissing beauties, flowing champagne – The adventure and glamour of motorsports have always turned on the passion for billions, around the world. Worldwide, perhaps no other sport matches the frenzy, the drama and the money, which is associated with this sport. And all you need is grit, guts, Go-Karting and all this in Goa. And that’s where the Amaron Karting Challenge 2007 – Grand Finale was held.

The National Go-Karting Championship that concluded today spanning 5 cities, pumped adrenaline unlike ever before! Year 2007 will be remembered as the action grandeur, as Amaron brought to life a round of nail-biting non-stop Karting extravaganza, speeding through across the country.

The speed seekers, who represented the best of the vroom from the grueling 5 city regional rounds, gave their best at the grand finale, as they zoomed and zipped by each other all waiting to cross that final lap of victory and get their names into the Amaron hall of Go Karting fame. The winner’s 1st -Tej Naik, 17 years, 2nd – Rahul Sharan, 16 years and 3rd – Mitra Yerawadekar, 13 years, gave the crowd a race of a century and a truly inspiring finish. They represented Goa, Bangalore and Pune region as winners respectively and proved that for them loosing was not an option, not yesterday.

The winners now qualify and earn a scholarship berth in the Amaron Karting team in 2008 to take part in the famed JK Tyre Rotax Max Challenge and the Indian National Rotax Max Championship.

Armaan Ebrahim, the winner of the of the prestigious Formula Renault V6 Asia rounds in Autopolis, Japan, was there to cheer the participants and to ensure that the sport gets the degree of attention that it deserves. He was happy with the nail biting, pulse throbbing, thrilling end and said, “I’m glad to see how fast Karting has caught the imagination of the nation and as well to see the enthusiasm in people to experience the frenzy of motorsports. This spells good times for motorsports in this country. This was indeed a step in the right direction and Amaron is truly taking the sport to a higher level of commitment and competitiveness”

Jay Galla, Managing Director, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, said “Go-Karting is a stepping stone to greater things in motor sport. While the motor racing culture prevalent in India took time, we are sure that Karting will do the trick to spring a dozen new promising racers who can compete in the national and International circuit in the next few years.”

Mr. Galla added, “To promote such future champions, Amaron Pro Racing Initiative has been consciously working towards empowering young racing talent in the country. Our objective for Amaron Karting Scholarship Program is to support and help these young aspirants do well and also enable them to move on to bigger races. These talented racers will be trained under the guidance of the Amaron NK Racing Academy.”

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