Maruti Suzuki Autocross Championship To Be Held In Mumbai

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Maruti Suzuki Indian National Autocross Championship kicked off yesterday in Mumbai at Bandra Kurla Complex, MMRDA Grounds. The three-day motorsport event from January 20-22 will be an action packed experience for the motorsports enthusiasts.

Introduced by Maruti Suzuki, the Indian National Autocross Championship 2016 is the nation's biggest entry-level motorsports format where motorsport beginners are invited to test their skills.

An autocross enthusiast doesn't need to own a high end or a modified rally car, all they need is to have a car of any manufacturer and skill and will to take on the track. Autocross tests the drivers' skills and vehicle handling rather than just the speed over specifically designed tracks.

Autocross championships are conducted under the approval of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India(FMSCI) and under the watchful eyes of appointed Safety Stewards. The strict adherence to rules and safety guidelines makes this one of the safest motorsports activities possible.

Post the sixth round of the championship in Mumbai, the event will extend to Jaipur with the grand finale culminating in Delhi-NCR. The National Autocross Championship will see the champions from southern India compete with champions from north India for the coveted national title.

Assistant Vice President (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Vinay Pant said, "As the flag-bearer of motorsports in India, Maruti Suzuki has always cultivated and cheered the motorsports culture by presenting various exciting and gruelling rallies in the toughest of terrains."

He added, "With Autocross we have brought motorsports within easy accessibility of these racing fans over the years. The response here is really good and we are confident that participants from Mumbai will enjoy this thrilling championship whilst creating a great show for the audience."

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Story first published: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:52 [IST]
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