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Old 26th April 2016, 23:33   #1
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Default Bengaluru Drag Fest - 28th & 29th May, 2016

Yet another Drag event coming up next month this time at Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited,Hosur. It is a much better place for the drag race !

Good to see some action in the Motorsport scene in Bangalore !

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Teaser Video has been shot and will be launching on Friday, here is a picture taken during the shoot !

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Old 27th April 2016, 05:02   #2
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Yay, should be a fun meet for all of us who are able to make it there. Hope some tbhp-ians are able to participate and hopefully win
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Yet another Drag event coming up next month this time at Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited,Hosur. It is a much better place for the drag race !
Awesome. Good to see Drag Racing grow. But I didn't understand the line - "it's a much better place for drag race". Much better place than where? Should avoid comparisons, as a friendly suggestion.

All the best & have a super event
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But I didn't understand the line - "it's a much better place for drag race". Much better place than where? Should avoid comparisons, as a friendly suggestion.
Hey Mate, Sorry I didn't mean to compare this airstrip with any other in India at all and my comparison is not beyond Bangalore.

The reason why I said that the Taneja Airstrip is much better is because it is much wider and can handle Airbus compared to the Jakkur airfield(where the earlier drag race was conducted). Comparison all in good spirit..Cheers!
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Hey Mate, Sorry I didn't mean to compare this airstrip with any other in India at all and my comparison is not beyond Bangalore.

The reason why I said that the Taneja Airstrip is much better is because it is much wider and can handle Airbus compared to the Jakkur airfield(where the earlier drag race was conducted). Comparison all in good spirit..Cheers!
Yup was referring to Jakkur comparison only yes, my suggestion also in the spirit of the sport cheers
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Is the general audience also allowed? As spectators? And can they indulge in photography?
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Yay, should be a fun meet for all of us who are able to make it there. Hope some tbhp-ians are able to participate and hopefully win
Yeah i will be going there as photographer as a member of photography club.Will surely see many BHPians out there.
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Some more details of the Drag !

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Tickets are available HERE

And Finally a Teaser Video! Must say this is Pro Stuff !!

https://www.facebook.com/Supercarsin...3705712684617/
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I'm surprised not to see a single pic/video about this drag fest till now
Hope our pro's are still in editing mode.

here is a small video contribution from my end
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I attended the event on Sunday and for some reason the event did not kick start at the said time and started only by 11:30AM and went on till 6:45PM or so, it got quite dark !

About the event..There were Brands like Mercedes,BMW,Benelli,Indian Motorcycle etc which had their Cars and Bikes on display! Mercedes had CLA,G63AMG & C63AMG on display while C63AMG was being used as safety car!

BMW had M3 on display which looked quite nice!

Talking about the competitors of the event, needless to say there were loads of Superbikes to name a few there was Ninja H2,BMW HP4,S1000RR,Hayabusas,R1s,ZX14R,Nightrod etc!

Coming to cars I was expecting quite a few Supercars to turn up this time but only few turned up! There were cars like Nissan GTR,AudiRS7,Nissan 370Z,Toyota Supra,Jaguar XF-R. There was an EVO and BMW 6 series as visitors and oh I missed mentioning that there was Pratap's Reva with Hayabusa engine as well which participated at the event!

Overall it was a nice event and good to see some action happening on the Motorsport side in Bangalore and Huge to the organizers of the event, it takes a lot of effort to organize such event! Looking forward to see more such events happening in Bangalore.

I haven't found enough time to edit the pictures, here is a full video of the Superbikes which I managed to capture at the event!

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Few clicks taken by me. I didn't bother with too many snaps since I used my eyes to soak it in all.

I was there by past ten on Sunday and the event started only by 11.45 or so. I was waiting for the 4 wheeler races but it was delayed and began by 3pm or so.
Must say the officials and organizers tried to keep time , but some participants I felt delayed since they did not report on time at the start line.

The location was just perfect. It was just like an international drag scene. The whole runway was divided in two with one half which was cordoned off for the drag and the approach and other half used for displays and parking and of course doing un-officials drags.

There were stalls selling stuff from small performance parts to clothes and accessories. Oakley, Ironman , Sparco to name a few.

Good set up for food as well which included few food trucks and stalls .

I was disappointed since I could not watch the super cars and few others classes race since I cleared out by 4p mainly to escape the return traffic and chaos and to catch the Monaco F1 GP as well.

All in all it was well managed, but also got annoyed since the locals in the area had free access to the track side when few like me had paid a good amount and got in.
Also before the races could begin, few smart support crew were asking us to clear one side of the track side view area and move to the opposite. They had barricaded just half the section and did not let any one further which did make sense, but could not understand the point of moving the crowd, which was not much anyway, from one side to the other. That didn't happen anyway.

The entertaining part was the pace cars escorting the race cars back to the start line from the finish and then taking off back to the finish on the drag strip. The pace cars- C63 AMG and the Mini Cooper had exhaust notes to die for. I wish the G63 was used too.
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Here are some of the pics I clicked at the event and a compilation of the drag races .

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Here is the video of all the Cars from the Drag race..the GTR,Audi RS7 and Reva stole the show !

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there was Pratap's Reva with Hayabusa engine as well which participated at the event!

Any idea what times this weird little rocket ran?
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Missed it. Had no idea this was happening. Lovely pictures and videos there. Any shot of the timing board? What were prizes like, this year?
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